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Joey MacDonald | Goalie

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/7/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197

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Joey MacDonald has joined Montreal Canadiens on a one-year, two-way contract.
MacDonald had a 2.90 GAA and .890 save percentage in 11 games with Calgary in 2013-14. He's a solid veteran option to store in the AHL and call up in the event of an injury. Jul 1 - 5:14 PM

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Joey MacDonald stole the spotlight for the Flames Friday night, stopping 34/35 to lift them over the Panthers 2-1.

MacDonald has won two of his past three, improving his record to 5-4-1 this season with a .893 save percentage and 2.93 goals against average. The 34 year old allowed his only goal of the game while the Flames were shorthanded.
Apr 4 - 10:42 PM

Joey MacDonald let in two goals on just nine shots in Calgary's 6-5 loss to Nashville Friday night.

Joni Ortio started the game, but he was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 13 shots. Neither of the Calgary goalies played well which was the primary reason the Flames could not register a point despite scoring five goals. MacDonald now has a 4-4-1 record with a 3.16 GAA and .881 save percentage. Those are pretty awful numbers so it is safe to say Ortio will continue to start until Karri Ramo is healthy again.
Mar 22 - 3:34 AM

Joey MacDonald wants to take advantage of the time he gets in the NHL.

MacDonald played his first NHL game since Nov. 1 on Friday night, making 22 of 25 saves in a 4-3 shootout win. It was his first win since Oct. 11. "It’s just great to get another opportunity to come back again, with 15, 16 games left, to show I can still play in this league," he said. "A month ago I didn’t think that was going to happen. I didn’t know what was going to happen. When you’re playing in the best league you get noticed. For me, if it’s not going to be here, at least there are 29 other teams watching. When you go down to the American Hockey League there are scouts around, but it’s not the same as being on TV every night and 30 scouts watching from different teams, different leagues."
Mar 15 - 8:45 AM

Joey MacDonald made 22 stops and another three in the shootout to anchor the Flames past the Stars 4-3 on Friday night.

MacDonald made his first start since Nov. 1st this season, spending most of the year in the AHL with Abbotsford. The veteran improves to 4-3-1 in the NHL so far in 2013-14 with an .885 save percentage and 3.11 goals against average.
Mar 15 - 12:04 AM

Joey MacDonald will play between the pipes on Friday.

MacDonald hasn't played in an NHL game since Nov. 1, but the Flames are scheduled to play on Saturday as well, so rookie goalie Joni Ortio will get a night off. MacDonald has a 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage in seven contests this season.
Mar 14 - 4:12 PM

Joey MacDonald was demoted to AHL Abbotsford on Sunday.

MacDonald went unclaimed on waivers, which isn't surprising given his 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage this season. He might end up spending the rest of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors unless there's an injury.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Joey MacDonald has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

He owns a 3-3-1 record with an .885 save percentage and a 3.17 goals-against average in seven appearances this season. If he clears then the Flames will have the option to send him down to the minors and recall one of their netminders from Abbotsford.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 01:26:00 PM

Joey MacDonald called out his team for its play during the game against the Red Wings.

The Flames netminder allowed a bad-angle goal from behind the goal line to start the third, but he also felt his team had more to give in the 4-3 loss. "The first period, we did a lot of standing around and watching," said MacDonald. "There wasn’t a whole lot going on. We were watching (Pavel) Datsyuk and (Henrik) Zetterberg and (Todd) Bertuzzi pass the puck around. You can do that with guys like that. Look what happens — they find back doors, they find seams. In the second period, we were a lot better. Then in the third, you know what? I didn’t think we had much. I know they got that lucky goal, but we’ve got to turn around and get some chances. I thought we just sat back and played the majority of play in our own end. You can’t do that."
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 09:19:00 AM

Joey MacDonald allowed four goals on only 22 shots in Calgary's 4-3 loss to Detroit Friday evening.

MacDonald did not have a strong game as he allowed a few questionable goals. As a reuslt, there is a decent chance that Karri Ramo will start the Flames' next game. MacDonald now has a 3-3-1 record with a 3.17 goals against average and .885 save percentage.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 02:50:00 AM

Friday's game versus the Detroit Red Wings will be Joey MacDonald's first start against his former team since March 27, 2009.

MacDonald earned a 42-save shutout in that contest. This will also be his first start in three games. "I spent a lot of time in Detroit, a lot of guys I played with for a long time," MacDonald said. "It's going to be exciting to get back in (net). You sit for two or three games and you just get itching." He has a 3.01 GAA and .894 save percentage in six games this season.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 08:41:00 AM

Joey MacDonald will start for Calgary on Friday when the Flames host Detroit.

MacDonald played two seasons for the Red Wings prior to joining the Calgary Flames, so he'll get the nod against his former team. Karri Ramo had started the team's previous three games.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Joey MacDonald allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Flames' 4-2 loss to the Coyotes Tuesday night.

MacDonald's record falls to 3-2-1. He now has a 3.01 GAA with an .894 save percentage. It will be interesting to see which goaltender will start for the Flames Thursday night against the Stars.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 04:36:00 AM

Joey MacDonald will get the net on Tuesday when the Flames are in Phoenix to take on the Coyotes.

MacDonald has seen the majority of the early action for the Flames and is now 3-1-1 with a 2.99 GAA and a .891 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly on Tuesday if you need MacDonald between the pipes.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 07:10:00 AM

Joey MacDonald allowed three goals on 22 shots in the Flames' 3-2 defeat to the Ducks Wednesday night.

MacDonald has now started five straight games for the Flames and it was his first loss of the season in regular time. He has a 2.99 goals against average with an .891 save percentage. The Flames play next on Saturday night and MacDonald will probably start again then, although the Flames could give Karri Ramo a chance to prove his skills.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 03:38:00 AM

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