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8 hours ago
With the All-Star break over, it looks like Calgary won't recall Joni Ortio.
Rotoworld 8 hours ago

Flames don't plan on recalling Joni Ortio - Joni Ortio (G) Calgary Flames

With the All-Star break over, it looks like Calgary won't recall Joni Ortio.

Flames recall Sven Baertschi, David Wolf, and Tyler Wotherspoon; Markus Granlund, Joni Ortio remain in AHL

The Flames sent down three players in preparation for the all-star break. Now that the weekend's festivities are over, three players are back up, though not necessarily the same guys. Prior to the all-star weekend, the Calgary Flames sent down their remaining three call-ups: Markus Granlund, Joni Ortio, and Tyler Wotherspoon. It wasn't a paper transaction, as all three did indeed report to Adirondack and played in the team's final game before the AHL's own all-star break. With the NHL one now over, though, and Curtis Glencross and Ladislav Smid still on injured reserve, the Flames had three...

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks stats recap: We took Joni Ortio too far

The loss wasn't all on Joni Ortio. He's still a pretty good goalie prospect who's developing well. It's just. Dang. I guess the Calgary Flames are just never going to win in Anaheim ever again. And maybe, once we accept that, it will get easier. But until then. Man, screw the Ducks. The Flames are cursed. Just cursed. Because honestly, they didn't even have that bad of a start to the game, but then things just spiralled completely out of control. Via HockeyStats.ca: That's the standard all situations corsi chart for this game. The Flames had a good start, but the Ducks got on the board...

Flames vs Ducks - Burn Down The Honda Centre

Burn it down, we're cursed. Four straight wins including two against San Jose and Los Angeles coming into this final night of the roadtrip; how would the Flames fare? Not good, friends. Not good. But hey, there are some legitimate positives to take away from this road trip. We got to see the emergence of Joni Ortio and then tonight's subsequent downfall heading into the All-Star break. Sean Monahan's continued sophomore play is one beautiful story to follow this season. Oh, and Mikael Backlund keeps doing everything he can. First Period - Right off the start of the game, future...

Calgary Flames at Anaheim Ducks game preview: Everything is Joni Ortio and nothing hurts

Two teams. Two four-game winning streaks. But only one Joni Ortio. This road trip is the stuff of dreams. This road trip has not only put the Calgary Flames back in a playoff position, but forced them to carry three healthy goalies. Joni Ortio, going perfect in all his games played this season to date, has forced the Flames' hands, resulting in Drew Shore being sent down while still waiver-eligible. Josh Jooris is back while Curtis Glencross has taken his place on the injured reserve. Rafa Diaz draws in for Ladislav Smid, and while Tyler Wotherspoon has been recalled, he won't dress just...

Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings recap: Joni Ortio is the only one who matters

Sean Monahan and Dennis Wideman are okay, too, I guess. I mean, they helped. The San Jose Sharks lost! The Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings are tied in the standings! We're barely over halfway through the season but all of a sudden every single point is crucial and divisional games are tight, intense, and vaguely nauseating!! With all this in mind you'd think the Flames would show up to play, motivated by a very rude Kings crowd chanting that the Flames suck, but apparently not! First period Joni Ortio is the only one who matters. That was pretty much the tale of the first, as while the...
The Province Jan 11, 2015
Willes’ Musings: Sorry, Canucks, that performance wasn’t good enough

Willes’ Musings: Sorry, Canucks, that performance wasn’t good enough

We wake up this morning with the Nashville Predators in first place overall in the NHL. If that isn’t enough to jar your senses, here are the Monday morning musings and meditations on the world of sports. — The most disturbing aspect of the Vancouver Canucks’ performance against the Calgary Flames wasn’t being shut out by a minor-league goalie (Joni Ortio) or losing to a team that was playing its second game in as many nights.
Vancouver Sun Jan 11, 2015
Canucks blanked 1-0 by Flames and third-string goalie Ortio

Canucks blanked 1-0 by Flames and third-string goalie Ortio

The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t solve old pal Roberto Luongo on Thursday, which is one thing. Being unable to solve minor-leaguer Joni Ortio, that’s something else all together.

Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks recap: He is Joni Hockey

If you're a Flames rookie and your first name starts with the letter "J" and you're good at hockey, that is a thing that's probably going to be said a lot. Seriously, though, Joni Ortio was incredible and hockey incarnate. Just one night ago, Jonas Hiller let six goals past him. He was objectively terrible. So with another game the next night, with the Vancouver Canucks playing host, of course you'd start your backup. That backup being Joni Ortio, he who had a hellish day of travel - literally 24 hours - just trying to get from Glens Falls to Calgary (and have airlines lose his luggage on...

Joni Ortio and Emile Poirier named to the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic

The two prospective Calgary Flames are putting together great seasons for the Adirondack Flames. Once upon a time, the Calgary Flames had next to no prospects to speak of. But when you undergo a rebuild, that has to change, and now, the Flames' cupboards are looking pretty good. That's why they've got two players going to the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic: first time representatives Joni Ortio, in his second AHL season, and Emile Poirier, who just turned pro this season. The Adirondack Flames, having replaced the Abbotsford Heat as the Flames' farm team, is currently sitting second in the...

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