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by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

After Reto Berra picked up his second shootout victory this week, Sven Baertschi revealed a little-known fact about the netminder.

"They called him King of Shootouts in Switzerland," he grinned. "He comes over here and he does so great, so far. It's good for us to have him back there. It's always good to have a confident goalie and even better if the guys are confident in him."

According to Baertschi, Berra has been dubbed as the King of Shootouts for quite some time.

"I can't even remember the last time he lost in a shootout in Switzerland when I followed him. It was like, 'Shootout again? Berra won again. Stopped all five of them.' He's been so good.

"This summer, we practiced and it was like 10 guys. Reto, it was his first practice with us, and he wanted us to go on him shootouts. So everybody went twice. And one guy scored. One goal out of 20 shots."

The next time the Flames practice shootouts, Baertschi may be the only one to score on him as Berra revealed his secret for success to the young winger earlier this year.

"I'm not going to say anything but yeah, he has a secret."

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