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31 Antti Niemi G

Dallas Stars

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  • Stars' Antti Niemi: Struggles in Winnipeg

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/15/17) Niemi surrendered three goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.

    Two empty-netters made the scoreline look worse than it was, but Niemi's .864 save percentage indicates that this was a forgettable performance nonetheless. The struggling veteran has won just two of his past eight starts while allowing 24 goals in those games. Unfortunately for the Stars, Kari Lehtonen hasn't been any better with only two victories in his past 11 starts.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Receives starting nod Tuesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/14/17) Niemi led his team to the ice for warmups and will be the starting goalie for Tuesday night's showdown in Winnipeg, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Niemi gets the nod after three straight starts from Kari Lehtonen, but neither goalie has been good recently. Niemi's last win came on Jan. 17 but he managed to allow six goals and get pulled from that game. It might not get better for the 33-year-old keeper Tuesday, as the Jets currently rank 10th in the NHL with 2.83 goals per game.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Beaten by Maple Leafs

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/8/17) Niemi allowed three goals on 34 shots in a 3-1 loss Tuesday to Toronto.

    It was just Niemi's third start since Jan. 17, a span of nine games. He was terrible in getting pulled his last time out against Buffalo (two goals on five shots), and is stuck on just 10 wins in 28 appearances to go with an ugly 3.20 GAA and equally lackluster .901 save percentage. Fellow Finnish netminder Kari Lehtonen hasn't been much between with marks of 2.89 and .902 -- as well as 11 wins in 36 outings -- so there appears to be no end in sight to the goalie carousel in Big D in the season's final two months.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Between pipes in Toronto

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/7/17) Niemi will defend the net for Tuesday's road game against the Maple Leafs.

    To say Niemi's play has been bad recently would be something of an understatement -- over his last three starts, he's allowed 11 goals on 36 shots for a horrific .694 save percentage over that span. He was pulled from the goal in all three of those starts. It's difficult to recommend the 33-year-old as a fantasy starter, especially against a Toronto team that ranks sixth in the league with 3.12 goals per game.

    Stars' Antti Niemi: Pulled after just one period

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/27/17) Niemi allowed two goals on five shots in the first period before getting pulled Thursday against Buffalo.

    Niemi registered a win in his previous start but allowed six goals on just 28 shots, and backed up Kari Lehtonen for the next three games before getting another chance against Buffalo. It may be tough to imagine, but Niemi's been even worse this season with an ugly 3.20 GAA and .900 save percentage, both of which are the worst totals of his career. He's under contract for one more year with the Stars, but it's tough to see how many more of his poor starts they can stomach. Neither Dallas goalie is particularly reliable, but Lehtonen has usually been the better option this season. Niemi is a dicey play even against weak teams, so he only has value for fantasy owners who need a handcuff for Lehtonen.

  • April 10, 2015: Bryan Lerg scores in NHL debut, Sharks beat Oilers
    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Bryan Lerg waited a long time to make his NHL debut. It was worth it.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks Turn To Niemi
    Niemi will start Saturday against the Coyotes, according to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic.Alex Stalock is fighting through an illness while Niemi is coming off a nice 20-of-21 save start Friday after coming off an illness of his own, so the Sharks will turn to him again. Any start against the Coyotes is a good one daily formats, up and down as Niemi has been this season.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks' Niemi Prevails Friday
    Niemi grabbed the win against Arizona on Friday, stopping 20 of 21 shots in a 3-1 victory.Although it was against the West's resident cellar dwellers, this was a nice win for Niemi, who had sat out the previous three games with an illness. Backup Alex Stalock is reportedly dealing with an illness now, so it's conceivable that Niemi will start again Saturday against the very same Coyotes. Stay tuned.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks start fast in 3-1 win over Coyotes
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) With each win, the challenge of getting back to the playoffs gets slightly more realistic for the San Jose Sharks even if they still need plenty of outside help to get there.
    April 4, 2015: Sharks start fast in 3-1 win over Coyotes
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored in the opening 5 minutes and the San Jose Sharks held on for their fourth win in five games, 3-1 over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.
 
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2008-09Chicago31101141803.4000
2009-10Chicago392670421908272.2510
2010-11San Jose60351806352414062.3812
2011-12San Jose68342209393615962.4202
2012-13San Jose4324120625819342.1612
2013-14San Jose64391707374014942.3920
2014-15San Jose61312307358815552.5930
2015-16Dallas48251307265411832.6722
2016-17Dallas291090413717303.1900
41522512205123726977352.47108
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SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2009-10Chicago221660113225822.6302
2010-11San Jose18890110445603.2200
2011-12San Jose514003181302.4500
2012-13San Jose1174006732101.8710
2013-14San Jose633003051903.7400
2015-16Dallas513022371303.2900
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
8/29/1983
Age:
33
Hometown:
Vantaa, Finland
Team:
Dallas Stars
School:

NHL Experience:
0