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Antti Niemi | Goalie | #31

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
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Antti Niemi could be a buyout candidate for the Stars this off-season.
He has one season remaining on his contract at $4.5 million, which would mean a salary-cap hit of $1.5 million for two seasons. If the Stars can sign recently acquired netminder Ben Bishop then he will probably the one that the team protects in the expansion draft. If Dallas can't trade Niemi and the Golden Knights don't want him then a buyout seems likely. May 10 - 1:03 PM

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Antti Niemi was pulled from Thursday's loss to the Nashville Predators after giving up two goals on eight shots in the first period.

In Niemi's defense, Lehtonen didn't fair any better considering he gave up five goals on 26 shots to close out the game. The Stars' goaltending continues to be among the worst in the league. Niemi picked up a no-decision in the contest, but his goals-against went to 3.30 and his save percentage dropped to .892.
Apr 6 - 11:26 PM

Antti Niemi will probably start for Dallas on Thursday.

That's based on the fact that Niemi was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has a 3.25 GAA and .893 save percentage in 36 games this season.
Apr 6 - 11:51 AM

Antti Niemi allowed two goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Dallas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but Arizona was eventually able to tie the game and force overtime. In the extra frame, rookie Julius Honka scored the game-winner. This is Niemi's first win since Feb. 28. He has a 12-12-4 record with a 3.25 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Apr 4 - 11:40 PM

Antti Niemi is expected to start Tuesday's game against Arizona.

He is the likely starter after he left the ice first at the morning skate. Niemi hasn't posted a victory since Feb. 28 and this is shaping up to be just his fourth start since then.
Apr 4 - 11:50 AM

Antti Niemi allowed two goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Boston Bruins.

Niemi stopped 18 of 19 shots at even-strength, but conceded a power play goal to Torey Krug as well. The Stars goalie hasn't won a game since Feb. 28 (three starts). He owns a 11-12-4 record with a 3.31 goals-against-average and a .892 save percentage in 2016-17.
Mar 30 - 10:19 PM

As expected, Antti Niemi gets the nod on Thursday against the Bruins.

Niemi has posted an 11-11-4 with a 3.35 GAA and an .892 save percentage this season in 34 games and 27 starts.
Mar 30 - 7:07 PM

Antti Niemi is expected to start in Thursday's match against Boston.

Through 34 games and 27 starts this season, Niemi has posted an 11-11-4 with a 3.35 GAA and an .892 save percentage. So you may wish to look for a more favorable matchup tonight.
Mar 30 - 6:20 PM

It's being speculated that Antti Niemi may be a buyout candidate after this season.

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News believes the Stars have lost faith in Niemi. The improved play of Kari Lehtonen recently could keep him on the roster and it has resulted in Niemi spending most of his time on the bench.
Mar 28 - 12:16 PM

Neither Antti Niemi nor Kari Lehtonen could stop the Oilers from scoring as the Stars were overrun by the Oilers 7-1 Tuesday night.

Niemi gave up five goals on just 20 shots. Lehtonen faced only nine shots and let two pucks get past so that the pair both fell below the .800 mark in terms of save percentages. Niemi ended at .750 and Lehtonen at .778. This was the league-leading 13th time this season that both goalies were needed to reach the end of a game.
Mar 14 - 11:57 PM

Antti Niemi appears to be starting Tuesday's game against Edmonton.

Niemi's last two appearances have come in relief after Kari Lehtonen was pulled. His last start was a 5-4 loss to the Islanders on Mar. 2. Niemi has an 11-10-4 record with a 3.23 goals-against average and an .895 save percentage this season.
Mar 14 - 2:31 PM

The Dallas Stars have had to use both of their goaltenders in a single game 12 times this season.

The Stars goaltenders are a combine $10.4 million in cap space and they've been a disaster. This season specifically Antti Niemi has a .895 save percentage while Kari Lehtonen isn't much better at .902. Combined they've given Dallas the worst save percentage in the league and have contributed to Dallas allowing 3.24 goals per game, which is the second highest in the league behind only the Colorado Avalanche. Both Niemi and Lehtonen are signed for one more season and it's hard to see Dallas going anywhere unless this goalie duo is finally ended.
Mar 13 - 9:56 AM

Antti Niemi came into Sunday night's game to relieve Kari Lehtonen and stopped 16 of 18 shots.

Niemi came in after San Jose had already scored the winning goal and thus had a no-decision. He is 11-10-4 this season with a 3.23 goals against average and .895 save percentage.
Mar 13 - 1:38 AM

Antti Niemi made a relief appearance in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa.

He allowed two goals on five shots after Kari Lehtonen was pulled. It was the 11th time this season that both goalies have played in a game. The Stars rank 30th overall in the league with an .895 team save percentage.
Mar 9 - 11:37 AM

Antti Niemi allowed five goals on 33 shots in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders.

Niemi and the Stars held a 3-1 lead in the second period, but they watched as the Islanders scored four consecutive goals. Niemi's dropped three of his last four starts and he's given up at least three goals in each of those defeats. He has an 11-10-4 record with a 3.22 goals-against-average and a .897 save percentage this season.
Mar 2 - 11:23 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Radek Faksa
5Devin Shore
6Justin Dowling
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
RW1Ales Hemsky
2Brett Ritchie
3Jiri Hudler
4Curtis McKenzie
D1John Klingberg
2Dan Hamhuis
3Esa Lindell
4Stephen Johns
5Patrik Nemeth
6Jamie Oleksiak
7Julius Honka
8Greg Pateryn
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Ben Bishop
3Antti Niemi