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Antti Niemi | Goalie | #31

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 11 shots in the Stars’ 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.
He then proceeded to hit the showers after the first period. Niemi was making his fifth consecutive start. He had three wins in that stretch, despite posting a save percentage over .900 once. Kari Lehtonen made 13 of 15 saves in relief. The Stars’ goaltending isn’t good enough. Niemi has a .910 SV%, while Lehtonen has a .908 mark. Feb 6 - 10:49 PM

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Antti Niemi will face Chicago on Saturday night.

Niemi has won four of his past five games, with just 12 goals against combined in that span. To wit, he's rocking a .931 even strength save percentage through 35 games this season, a stark contrast to his season's .910 saver.
Feb 6 - 7:16 PM

Antti Niemi won his 20th game of the season in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Colorado.

Niemi turned away 21 of 24 shots faced for the victory in what's been a defiantly resurgent season for the veteran netminder. His record now stands at 20-9-5, which is pretty good considering how much time he's splitting with Kari Lehtonen.
Feb 5 - 12:43 AM

Antti Niemi stopped 21 of 24 shots in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.

And with that, Niemi has won back-to-back starts and three of his last four contests. The 32-year-old has clearly established himself as Dallas' number one goalie ahead of Kari Lehtonen. Niemi has a 19-9-5 record with a 2.44 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage this season. His stat line may not always be pretty, but he should continue to pile up wins going forward.
Feb 3 - 12:23 AM

Antti Niemi is going to start Tuesday's game versus Winnipeg.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate. It will be his fourth straight start for the Stars.
Feb 2 - 1:22 PM

Stars goalie Antti Niemi picked up a win with a first-rate effort against the visiting Calgary Flames Monday night.

Niemi turned aside 23 of the 24 shots he faced in Dallas' 2-1 victory. The 32-year-old goalie was 1-3-2 in his previous six appearances. Monday, though, Niemi was sharp. He improved his record to 18-9-5 and his goals-against average to 2.42 from 2.47.
Jan 25 - 11:30 PM

Updating a previous item, Antti Niemi will indeed be Dallas' starting goaltender for tonight's game against Calgary.

The 32-year-old has a 17-9-5 record with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage this season.
Jan 25 - 8:25 PM

Antti Niemi will probably start Monday versus Calgary.

He was the first netminder off the ice at the morning skate, which indicates he will get the call. Niemi has posted one win (1-3-2) in his past six appearances.
Jan 25 - 12:59 PM

Antti Niemi couldn't stop the Avalanche, falling 3-1 on Saturday night.

To be fair, he didn't get much help either. Though both shorthanded goals against needed to be stopped, no question. As it is, Niemi is now 1-3-1 over his last five games with 17 goals against. That ain't good enough, plain and simple.
Jan 24 - 1:32 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start in goal Saturday night against Colorado.

At least it seems that way after Saturday morning's optional skate. For the season, Niemi sports a 17-8-5 record, 2.45 goals against average and a .913 save percentage.
Jan 23 - 12:33 PM

Antti Niemi made 23 saves to earn the Stars a 3-2 win over Edmonton on Thursday night.

Niemi snagged a much-needed win, as he lost the four games prior to this one and allowed 15 goals in the process. The win improves his record to 17-8-5 with a .913 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average.
Jan 22 - 12:52 AM

Antti Niemi is projected to start on Thursday.

That's based on the fact that Niemi was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate. Niemi has a 2.46 GAA and .913 save percentage in 30 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 21 - 12:05 PM

Antti Niemi yielded four goals on 39 shots in the Stars’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

Tomas Hertl beat Niemi with a wrist shot the netminder would probably like back. The Stars are 1-4-2 in January. Niemi and Karl Lehtonen have alternated the starts this month, making both of them risky to own. Niemi has a 2.46 GAA and .913 SV% this season.
Jan 17 - 1:31 AM

Look for Anti Niemi to start against his former club, the Sharks, Saturday night.

Kari Lehtonen started and lost Friday night to Anaheim 4-2 in the first game of the back-to-back California contests. We would be shocked if Niemi wasn't in the cage against his former club Saturday night. Niemi sports a 2.42 goals against average and a .913 save percentage for the season.
Jan 16 - 12:21 PM

Antti Niemi made 23 saves in the Stars’ 2-1 loss to the Wild on Saturday night.

Niemi gave up both goals in the second period. Even though the Stars have a strong record, Niemi hasn’t really had to steal them too many games. He’s been hot and cold lately, giving up 11 goals over his past three tilts. Niemi has a 2.42 GAA and .913 SV%.
Jan 9 - 10:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Radek Faksa
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
5Travis Moen
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
D1John Klingberg
2Alex Goligoski
3Jason Demers
4Johnny Oduya
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Antti Niemi
2Kari Lehtonen