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37 Antti Niemi G

Montreal Canadiens

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
10%3%
Key Stats
W-L-OTGAASV%SOSVSMINS
3-6-13.860.8880310606
Latest News
  • Canadiens' Antti Niemi: Brutal matchup awaits

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/23/18) Niemi will defend the cage against the Lightning at home Saturday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Niemi was shelled by the Golden Knights last Saturday -- allowing three goals on six shots -- but he rebounded nicely against a decimated Rangers club Thursday, turning away 31 of 32 shots for his third win in nine appearances as a Canadien. Tampa Bay boasts the league's most potent road attack, so Niemi will be hard-pressed to add another 'W' to the season ledger.

    Canadiens' Antti Niemi: Stops 31 in 3-1 win

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/22/18) Niemi made 31 saves in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Rangers.

    Niemi was on top of his game here, but that's rarely been the case this season. This was Niemi's first start all season with fewer than two goals allowed, and he still owns an awful 3.86 GAA and .888 save percentage over 14 appearances between the Penguins, Panthers and Canadiens this season.

    Canadiens' Antti Niemi: Penciled in to start Thursday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/22/18) Niemi will assume the home net versus the Rangers on Thursday, Stu Cowen of the Montreal Gazette reports.

    The Habs announced that celebrated netminder Carey Price will be out indefinitely with a concussion, so the Habs will look to Niemi and potentially Charlie Lindgren to hold down the fort in the meantime. Montreal is soon to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, which could be a blessing in disguise for Niemi, as it takes a ton of pressure off his shoulders. His upcoming opponent should also be sellers ahead of Monday's trade deadline, with the Rangers having dropped four straight contests to fall to the basement of the Metropolitan Division.

    Canadiens' Antti Niemi: Chased early Saturday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/18/18) Niemi stopped only three of six shots before being pulled midway through the first period of Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Carey Price wasn't much better in relief, but Niemi still failed to take advantage of one of his rare starting opportunities. It's just the second time in eight games with the Habs that the 34-year-old has allowed more than two goals, but the team's overall struggles make Niemi a risky fantasy play even when he does get the nod in net.

    Canadiens' Antti Niemi: Tough draw on tap

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/17/18) Niemi will start in goal Saturday night against host Vegas, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Niemi will be making his second start in the last three games for a Canadiens team that's almost entirely out of the playoff picture ahead of the NHL's trade deadline. The Golden Knights figure to give him a run for his money, though, as the armored ones are averaging 3.40 goals per game in their inaugural season -- ranked only behind the Lightning in said category. After a brutal start with the Penguins and Panthers, respectively, Niemi has settled in well with Montreal, as he's 2-2-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .927 save percentage. Still, starting him against the new club is a risky endeavor to say the least.

 
Last 7 Games
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Two Week Schedule
FEBRUARY /MARCH
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@PHI
L 2 - 3 (OT)
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NYR
W 3 - 1
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NYI
7:00 pm
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7:00 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week
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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
2016-17Dallas3712120417299503.3000
2017-18Montreal1436016063903.8610
437230131052246891038352.52118
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPWLTOTMINSGASOGAAAPIM
2009-10Chicago221660113225822.6302
2010-11San Jose18890110445603.2200
2011-12San Jose514003181302.4500
2012-13San Jose1174006732101.8710
2013-14San Jose633003051903.7400
2015-16Dallas513022371303.2900
67362904389918022.7712
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
8/29/1983
Age:
34
Hometown:
Vantaa, Finland
Team:
Montreal Canadiens
School:

NHL Experience:
9