Originally written on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 11/20/14

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 13: Joey MacDonald #29 of the Toronto Maple Leafs keeps an eye on the play in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on October 13, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Avalanche defeated the Leafs 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

This 'How to Beat the Goalie' story will be going over Joey MacDonald, the backup goalie to Jimmy Howard going into the First Round series. If you want to see Jimmy Howard's 'How to Beat the Goalie' story is, scroll on down the page. 

How to Beat the Goalie: Joey MacDonald

Joey MacDonald is going to be the backup goalie to Jimmy Howard in Game 1. MacDonald will only be in net if Howard has a bad game or an injury. If MacDonald was to start in a game, that would be a huge plus for the Nashville Predators because they play well against him. By the way, Joey MacDonald has never played in an NHL playoff game.

Joey MacDonald suffered a back injury March 17 against the San Jose Sharks. Now he is 100% and ready to go when needed. With the back injury MacDonald suffered, it had to mess around with his mechanics. A goalie has to use his back/shoulders to control his movement.

Watch for Joey MacDonald to stretch his back in Pre-Game Warm-Ups by bending back. 

March 10, the Nashville Predators played Joey MacDonald at the Bridgestone Arena. In that game, MacDonald allowed three goals and stopped 17 of 20 shots. The last time he started and completed a game was March 14 where he got the loss and allowed four goals and stopped 20 of 24 shots against the Anaheim Ducks. MacDonald's record in his last five games is 1-4-0.

Here is how the Nashville Predators will score on Joey MacDonald in the series, if they face him.

  • Joey MacDonald doesn't have the best stick-handling. Watch for the Predators to crash behind the net, hard.

  • The Nashville Predators need to just throw things on net. Somehow the weirdest shots go into back of the net.

I will be updating this story if Joey MacDonald has a chance of playing. I will tweet it.


Joey MacDonald's 2011-2012 season stats Name W L OT SO SV % GAA #31 Joey MacDonald 8 5 1 0 .912 2.16

Joey MacDonald's season stats vs Nashville

Name W L OT SO SV % GAA #31 Joey MacDonald 1 1 0 0 .902 2.02

Joey MacDonald's career stats vs Nashville

Name W L OT SO SV % GAA #31 Joey MacDonald 1 4 0 0 .899 2.57
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Bears could have interest in Jim Harbaugh

Report: Shanahan interested in coaching next season

Report: Michigan has its eye on several NFL coaches

Report: Titans, Jay Cutler have mutual interest in trade

Phillies GM told Ryan Howard team is better off without him

Report: Browns interested in drafting Marcus Mariota

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Chargers keep playoff hopes alive with comeback win

Robin Lopez responds to Khloe Kardashian dating rumors

Report: Jermaine O'Neal 'intrigued' about joining Mavs

Report: Robert Griffin III likely to return to Redskins

Izzo criticizes coaches, players after embarrassing loss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: Arian Foster throws TD pass, drops scoreboard taunt

WATCH: Johnny Manziel leaves with injury after taking big hit

NHL has warned 22 players about diving

Nick Mangold wears NYDP hat to honor fallen officers

Five things we learned from the first day of bowl games

WATCH: South Alabama coach bloodied after kick to the face

Dan Mullen wears funny 'Christmas Vacation' sweater

WATCH: Redskins FB gets in Eagles fan's face after TD

WATCH: Utah runs trick play on first offensive play of game

Mick Cronin misses game with unruptured aneurysm

Steve Alford: Kentucky is best team I've coached against

Peyton Siva jokes that Rick Pitino is in the mob

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Bears interested in Jim Harbaugh?

Shanahan to return to 2015?

Browns interested in drafting Mariota?

Mullen wears funny Christmas sweater

RG3 returning to Redskins?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Vick: Winston is the future of the NFL

No NFL team in LA next season?

UNC rocking Jordan-era throwbacks

Reporter asks Rondo awkward question

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.