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Ramo carries Avangard to Eastern Conference semi's in KHL playoffs

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- Netminder Karri Ramo posted a 2-0 shutout against Sibir Novosibirsk on Tuesday in Game 7 of KHL Eastern Conference quarter-finals, pushing Avangard Omsk into a semi-final match-up with Traktor Chelyabinsk.

The 26 year-old, whose rights were acquired by the Flames in the Mike Cammalleri deal in January 2012, recorded three shutouts in the opening round of the Gagarin Cup playoffs, leading all goaltenders in the postseason.

Ramo has faced 175 shots in seven playoff games, stopping 166 of them. His save percentage sits at .949 and his goals-against-average is currently 1.27.

The Asikkala, FIN product is coming off an excellent 2012-13 season with Avangard. He went 26-9-5 through 40 outings, posting a 2.00 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage with four shutouts to his name.

This is his fourth season with Avangard. He's played 173 games for Omsk and has an all-time goals-against average of 2.01 and a .923 save percentage. During his tenure with the club, he has blanked the opposition 18 times.

Prior to joining the KHL, Ramo bounced between the NHL and AHL as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. He has suited up for 48 NHL games in his career.

Ramo is bound to his KHL contract until Apr. 30, 2013.

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