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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – 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 Flames this week after Karri Ramo went down with an upper-body injury and came in having played just nine NHL games before Saturday.
The Flames came in having lost nine straight against Vancouver (0-6-3), and hadn't beaten the Canucks since a 4-2 victory on March 3, 2013, at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Eddie Lack stopped 22 shots for Vancouver, which has dropped two straight after going 5-1-1 in its previous seven outings.