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Joni rides again
Talk about a luxury of wealth in goal.
Tonight in Anaheim, Calgary will give Joni Ortio — the 23-year-old Finn that’s spent the majority of the year in AHL Adirondack — his fifth consecutive start as he looks for his fifth consecutive win.
Ortio, called up after Karri Ramo landed on IR, has been nothing short of brilliant during his brief stint in Calgary, moving ahead of Jonas Hiller on the depth chart by posting a .958 save percentage and 1.23 GAA in victories over Vancouver, Arizona, San Jose and Los Angeles. All four wins came on the road and Ortio started his run with a 36-save shutout against the Canucks… in his season debut.
For the Ducks, Frederik Andersen will get the nod in goal.
Leafs at Sens: Craig Anderson for Ottawa, no word yet on a Toronto starter.
‘Hawks at Pens: Marc-Andre Fleury for Pittsburgh, Corey Crawford likely for Chicago.
Jackets at Jets: Michael Hutchinson for Winnipeg, no word yet on a Columbus starter.
Bruins at Avs: Semyon Varlamov for Colorado, Tuukka Rask likely for Boston.
Kings at Sharks: Antti Niemi likely for San Jose, no word yet on a L.A. starter.