There's a strong possibility that the 27 year-old Berra could be the Flames goaltender as the 2013-14 National Hockey League season proceeds. That is because there is a growing belief that Berra is simply better than Joey MacDonald and Karri Ramo.
Berra showed off his outstanding National Hockey League potential Sunday night in Chicago, for a 3-2 upset victory by the Flames over the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime. In the game, Berra made 42 saves and beat the defending Stanley Cup champions in their own backyard in Berra's National Hockey League debut.
Berra might even follow in the footsteps of Miikka Kiprusoff, who like Berra, joined the Flames mid season in 2003-04. Kiprusoff sparkled instantly for the Flames and solidified their goaltending position for the next decade.
Berra, who was acquired by the Flames from the St. Louis Blues in the Jay Bouwmeester blockbuster on April 1, already has a strong resume outside the NHL. He has played eight years in the Swiss Elite League, and obviously caught the eye of Hartley, who saw him in Switzerland while he was coaching the Zurich Lions.
Berra will get his second NHL start this evening in Minnesota.