• Surrenders five in opener

    News: Karri Ramo stopped just 39 of 44 shots in Wednesday's loss to the Canucks.
    Analysis: Karri Ramo and the Flames saw their home opener spoiled by a relentless Vancouver offense in a 5-1 loss. It's very concerning to see Calgary allow 44 shots on goal, as Ramo won't pick up many victories if he's being bombarded by non-stop shots every game. It's not time to panic yet, but a bounce-back performance from the Flames against these same Canucks on Saturday would be very encouraging.
  • Will start Wednesday

    News: Karri Ramo will be between the pipes in Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Canucks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 the FAN reports.
    Analysis: Karri Ramo has been in a battle with Jonas Hiller for Calgary's No. 1 goaltender job throughout the preseason, so the fact that he's getting the nod for the Flames' season opener is definitely an encouraging development for his owners. Ramo posted a 15-9-3 record with a 2.60 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 34 games with Calgary last season.
  • Flames Re-Sign Ramo On One-Year Pact

    News: Karri Ramo re-signed Wednesday with the Flames on a one-year, $3.8 million contract, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
    Analysis: With two promising goalie prospects in the pipeline in Joni Ortio and Jon Gillies (the former of whom is signed to a one-way deal), it seemed unlikely heading into the summer that the Flames would find room to bring back Karri Ramo. In addition to Ortio and Ramo, the Flames also have Jonas Hiller under contract for 2015-16, which may force the team to trade one of the three goalies. Assuming Ramo sticks around, he should have a fair chance to compete with both Hiller and Ortio for regular starting duties, though it seems doubtful that he'll capture an overwhelming portion of any timeshare. Ramo went 15-9-3 with a 2.60 GAA and .912 save percentage over 34 appearances last season.
  • Flames Likely Won't Re-Sign Ramo

    News: Flames GM Brad Treliving suggested Tuesday that the team is unlikely to retain Karri Ramo, who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
    Analysis: With Jonas Hiller under contract for another year and Joni Ortio also on a one-way deal for 2015-16, the Flames don't seem to have much interest in carrying three goalies on their active roster. That leaves no room for Karri Ramo, despite the fact that he finished the playoffs as the team's top netminder after starting the remaining four games of their second-round series loss to the Ducks. While Ramo's 15-9-3 record, 2.60 GAA, and .912 save percentage over 34 regular-season contests won't make him an overly enticing option in free agency, the dearth of quality goaltending options available could lead another squad to sign him as their No. 1 option in the crease, though a backup gig is probably a more realistic scenario for the 28-year-old.
  • Flames' Ramo Outstanding In Game 5 Loss

    News: Karri Ramo stopped 44 of 47 shots in Sunday's series-ending Game 5 overtime loss to the Ducks.
    Analysis: A heroic last-ditch effort from Karri Ramo, who put it all out there in what ended up being his final game of the season. While his .906 save percentage in the playoffs wasn't great, Ramo was spectacular at times and had the Flames just one goal away from forcing a Game 6 against Anaheim. Although nothing is set in stone, it appears Ramo is currently the Flames' starting goaltender heading into next season.
  • Flames' Ramo To Start Game 5

    News: Karri Ramo will start in net Sunday against Anaheim, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
    Analysis: Karri Ramo will remain in net for Game 5 after allowing three goals in each of his last two starts. The Flames trail the Ducks 3-1 in the series and will need a strong outing from Ramo to extend it to Game 6.
  • Flames' Ramo Allows Three Goals In Game 4 Loss

    News: Karri Ramo allowed three goals on 28 shots in Friday's Game 4 loss to the Ducks.
    Analysis: While Karri Ramo was named second star of the game Friday, the 28-year-old has now allowed exactly three goals in three of his last four games. With the Flames now trailing the Ducks 3-1 in their best-of-seven series, it's hard to see Ramo, with his .895 save percentage, leading a Flames comeback. He's come up big at times this postseason, though, so expect Calgary to roll with him over Jonas Hiller for Game 5.
  • Flames Stick With Ramo On Friday

    News: Karri Ramo will be in the crease in Friday's Game 4 against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: It's a little surprising, as Karri Ramo has struggled against the Ducks thus far in the Flames' second round series. He'll look to bounce back from a poor performance in Game 3, in which he allowed three goals on just 18 shots.
  • Flames' Offense Bails Out Ramo In Game 3

    News: Karri Ramo gave up three goals on 21 shots, but came away with an overtime victory in Game 3 against Anaheim on Tuesday.
    Analysis: He was headed for a loss before Johnny Gaudreau bailed him out with 20 seconds left in the third period, then was tasked with turning away only two shots in overtime -- one of them a very tough chance by Corey Perry -- before Mikael Backlund buried the game-winner. It's unclear at this time whether Karri Ramo or Jonas Hiller will be between the pipes for Friday's Game 4, so check back if you've got a fantasy stake in the Flames' goalie situation.
  • Flames' Ramo To Start Game 3

    News: Karri Ramo will remain in goal for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Ducks, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.
    Analysis: Karri Ramo replaced Jonas Hiller as the Flames' starter in Game 2, stopping 31 of 33 shots in the loss. Although the Flames find themselves down 2-0 in the series, Ramo's strong performance in defeat Sunday will allow him to pick up another turn in net. Coach Bob Hartley has shown an inclination to ride the hot goalie this season, and it doesn't look like he'll plan on changing those tendencies anytime soon.