Go ahead, check NHL.com and look for Miikka Kiprusoff's stats. You'll have to dig deep, though, right to the very end of the listed goalies because that's where he's sitting. OK, so they are only five games into this salvaged 2013 NHL season and the team is 1-3-1. But with a 3.76 goals against average (39th heading into Friday's action) and 0.854 in save percentage, the numbers aren't flattering. However, aside from all of the early red lights - and for the Calgary Flames, there have been 21 of them this year; 19 allowed by the silent Finn - Bob Hartley still has complete confidence in his goaltender. "I'll be very honest with you," said the Flames head coach following Friday's on-ice session. "Miikka Kip-rusoff was one of the reasons why I decided to come to Calgary. I still feel the same way about Miikka Kiprusoff. If I would be a betting man, I know Miikka Kiprusoff is going to win way more games for the Calgary Flames than he's going to lose."
Kipper will bounce back, coach says
Calgary Herald | Feb 3