Iowa Wild goalie Kaapo Kähkönen hasn’t missed a beat while making the jump to the AHL from the Finnish Liiga. Kähkönen, whose shutout streak is currently at 207 minutes and 55 seconds, has set a new record for the longest shutout streak in Iowa Wild history. This includes three consecutive shutouts. The previous franchise record was held by Alex Stalock (157:51).
Make that THREE CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUTS for @IAWild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen. pic.twitter.com/nXjBA5o3Gt
— AHL (@TheAHL) November 17, 2018
Matt Murray set the AHL’s shutout streak record in the 2014-15 season. The current Pittsburgh Penguins netminder held opponents scoreless for 304 minutes and 11 seconds. Barry Brust has the second-longest shutout streak in AHL history at 268 minutes and 17 seconds.
Iowa Wild currently sits at the top of the AHL’s Western Conference with 21 points through 15 games. Their next game will be tonight against the Chicago Wolves – expect Kähkönen to get his fifth consecutive start.