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Former Flames’ Prospect Joni Ortio Signs with Swedish Club

Former Calgary Flames goaltender Joni Ortio is leaving North America to play professional hockey in Switzerland. Ortio signed a contract with Skellefteå of the Swedish Hockey League, the team announced on Wednesday. Ortio was once a promising prospect for the Flames. (Ross Bonander / THW) After the Flames did not extend a qualifying offer to Ortio earlier this summer and acquired...
Via The Hockey Writers
22 days ago

The statistics of Brian Elliott and the ramifications for Joni Ortio

12 goalies were analyzed yesterday. The Flames acquired one that wasn't on the list. Here's what it means going forward. Yesterday Matchsticks and Gasoline went and evaluated 12 different goalies that the Flames might target during free agency or as a trade target.  In typical Brad Treliving fashion, he went and acquired one that wasn't necessarily on anybody's board.  Shortly...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
June 25, 2016

Uh-Oh for Ortio: What the Impact Could be of the Flames Rumoured Signing of David Rittich

Paint the fence, replace the deck, clean out the eavestrough.For all of us, summer is a time for tackling projects and for Brad Treliving, he's in the same boat. What differentiates the Flames general manager from you and I is what's written on those slips of paper in the job jar.This offseason, his to-do's include hire a new head coach and new associate coach. He needs to re-sign...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Ortio earns 2nd career shutout, leads Flames past Oilers 5-0

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Joni Ortio made 28 saves for his second career shutout, Johnny Gaudreau and Mikael Backlund each scored two goals and the Calgary Flames snapped a two-game losing skid with a 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Joe Colborne also scored for the Flames, who played their final game against their Alberta rivals at Rexall Place in Edmonton...
Via Associated Press
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Ortio closes the door, shuts out Avalanche 1-0 as preseason rolls on

  Following the excitement of the return of hockey to the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, tonight’s contest between the visiting Calgary Flames and host Colorado Avalanche had the typical feel of a preseason game. Very slow, very few legitimate scoring chances, and a casual intensity was the name of the game as the Flames came into Denver and walked out with a 1-0 victory. Highlights...
Via BSN Denver
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres-Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames find themselves in the midst of a heated Western Conference playoff race coming out of the All-Star break. Bob Hartley is hoping better goaltending can help them end a five-year playoff drought. They'll look to start the season's second half in strong fashion Tuesday night when they host the struggling Buffalo Sabres. Calgary (25-19-3), a point ahead of Los Angeles...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

When will the L.A. Kings flip the switch?

The L.A. Kings have done it again, this time in a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames. Los Angeles went ahead late in the game, after Matt Greene was able to find the net on Flames’ goaltender Joni Ortio’s glove side. Three minutes and 32 seconds is the time it took for the Kings’ lead […] The post When will the L.A. Kings flip the switch? appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames score 3 goals in third period to beat Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Joni Ortio is making the most of his latest stint with the Calgary Flames. The 23-year-old goalie is on top of his game, and he turned aside 27 shots in the Flames' 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night. Five days after a 36-save shutout of the Vancouver Canucks, Ortio starred again and earned his second win in two starts this season. "We did a good...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

GIFs: Joni Ortio makes two incredible glove saves

The goaltending situation in Calgary is a pretty confusing one. There’s a possibility the Flames will roll with three goaltenders (Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio), but head coach Bob Hartley has said that he hates the idea of using roster space on a third netminder and will play the situation by ear. Well, Ortio may have made that decision a bit more difficult with two...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ortio earns first NHL shutout as Flames edge Canucks 1-0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Joni Ortio made 36 saves for his first NHL shutout, leading the Calgary Flames past the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday night. Mikael Backlund scored in the first period for Calgary and Ortio made it stand in his first start of the season to help the Flames snap a three-game losing streak. The 23-year-old Finn was recalled from the AHL's Adirondack...
Via Associated Press
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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