On the bright side, Reto Berra is available out of the bullpen.

When asked Wednesday if the Calgary Flames netminder getting the hook Tuesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks — the second straight game head coach Bob Hartley has been forced into a mid-game goalie switch, after Karri Ramo was yanked Friday against the Nashville Predators — would somehow diminish his standing in the season-long two-man crease competition, Hartley dipped into his bag of analogies.

“Once, I went to see Roger Clemens pitch and he didn’t pass the first inning,” Hartley said. “I travelled miles and miles and I could have watched him pitch thousands of games where he probably went the distance. You don’t control those situations.