Goalie nods: It’s Hiller time for the Flames

AP

Jonas Hiller will make his first start since Dec. 12 when his Calgary Flames host Florida tonight.

Hiller is 4-4-0 with an .862 save percentage. And with numbers like that, it’s no surprise that Karri Ramo has been handling the starting duties the past month.

But after Ramo — who’d been playing so well — got lit up Monday by the San Jose Sharks, surrendering five goals on just 18 shots, it’s Hiller time once again.

Calgary (19-20-2) has lost two straight and has fallen four points back of a playoff spot. After tonight, the Flames will play their next five games on the road.

Roberto Luongo will start for the Panthers, who saw their 12-game winning streak halted Monday in Vancouver.

Elsewhere…

— On NBCSN, Tuukka Rask is likely for the Bruins in Philly, where Steve Mason will start for the Flyers.

— No word yet on a Blue Jackets starter in Toronto. Anton Forsberg allowed four goals in last night’s loss to the Islanders, so it may be Joonas Korpisalo‘s turn. For the Maple Leafs, it’ll be James Reimer.

— In Anaheim, it’ll be Craig Anderson for the Senators versus Frederik Andersen for the Ducks.

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