Remember Joni Ortio, the Finn who played goal so excellently for the Alaska Aces to start the season?
He's doing even better, at least record-wise, in the AHL. He stopped 25 shots today to record his first AHL shutout and spearhead the Abbotsford Heat (Alaska's affiliate) to a 4-0 road win against the Iowa Wild.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but Ortio in the AHL is 9-0-0. He owns a 2.26 goals-against average and .928 save percentage, and those digits work.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com