Anders Nilsson

#31 G / Vancouver Canucks / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 229 lb Age: 27 College: None

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  • Nilsson turned away 31 of 34 shots in Saturday's loss to Calgary. It looked like the Canucks were going to earn at least a point until Sam Bennett beat Nilsson 18:50 into the final frame to break a 2-2 tie. The Swedish netminder has been average in 10 appearances this season, turning in a few great performances, but also some pretty poor ones. With a 6-3-1 record and a .921 save percentage, you can certainly do worse when searching for a spot start.

  • Canucks' Anders Nilsson: Put to work Saturday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Nilsson will suit up as the road starter versus the Flames on Saturday night. The Swedish backstop's peripheral numbers (2.68 GAA, .922 save percentage) are nearly identical to the ones he had as a member of the Sabres last season, only he's winning at a much faster clip. In fact, Nilsson's already reached six victories through nine showings, and his next draw comes against a Flames offense that only ranks 21st in scoring. All things considered, he makes for a decent streaming option in daily formats.

  • Nilsson stopped 29 of 32 shots in Thursday's win over the Predators. Vancouver showed no hesitation turning back to Nilsson after he was burned for five goals in his last start against the Islanders. The 27-year-old outdueled Pekka Rinne on Thursday and advances to 6-2-1 on the season with a .922 save percentage. He appears to have the upper hand on Jacob Markstrom right now and has arguably been the better goaltender, so he might be worth a look. With that being said, however, the Canucks have been up-and-down this season and consistent victories may be hard to come by.

  • Nilsson will patrol the blue paint versus Nashville on Thursday. Nilsson will be back in the crease, despite having given up five goals against the Islanders on Tuesday. To be fair, not all the blame falls to the Swede, considering he has faced 30-plus shots in each of his previous four outings. It won't be an easy matchup for the netminder, as he squares off with the Preds at home where they are 9-1-1 on the year.

  • Nilsson gave up five goals on 31 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders. Nilsson was excellent in his last start against Pittsburgh, but he got exploited by a dangerous looking Islanders team Tuesday evening. The backup netminder now owns a 5-2-1 record on the season with a .924 save percentage. Starter Jacob Markstrom has been inconsistent thus far, but this lackluster showing by Nilsson won't help himself in his bid for more crease time. He's been great at times this season, so Nilsson is still a decent spot start when he's called upon.

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