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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 was pulled in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the New York Rangers.
Niemi and the Stars entered the third period with a 7-3 lead, but they watched as New York quickly cut the lead to 7-6. After the Rangers' sixth goal, Stars head coach Lindy Ruff decided it was time for him to yank Niemi for Kari Lehtonen. The Stars nearly allowed the Rangers to tie the game on several occasions, but they were ultimately able to hang on. Niemi, who still got the win, has a 10-7-4 record with a 3.16 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage in 2016-17. Jan 17 - 10:18 PM

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Antti Niemi will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.

Niemi's been terrible on the road this season, as he has a 1-4-2 record with an ugly 4.21 goals-against-average and an .873 save percentage. That's something for fantasy owners to keep in mind heading into tonight's game at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Jan 17 - 6:38 PM

Antti Niemi will face the Wild on Saturday night.

Believe it or not Niemi has been great at home. He's 8-3-2 with a .932 save percentage and with 28 goals against across 15 games. Considering what his seasonal numbers look like, we'd believe in what Dallas is able to do for him in Texas.
Jan 14 - 11:57 AM

Antti Niemi stopped 31 of 33 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Niemi gave up two goals in the first period, but he was able to shut the door the rest of the way. He has a 9-7-4 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage. Fantasy GMs should do everything in their power to avoid having either of Dallas' goaltenders on their roster.
Jan 13 - 12:55 AM

Antti Niemi will start Thursday night.

Niemi was the first goalie off the ice, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He's appeared in Dallas' previous three games.
Jan 12 - 12:17 PM

Antti Niemi blocked 36 of 38 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday night.

Niemi got the start Tuesday night following two road games in which his counterpart Kari Lehtonen had to be pulled early each time. This was his first full game since his overtime loss to St Louis on December 20th. Niemi withstood pressure from the Ducks by blocking 36 of 38 shots and maintaining a .947 save percentage. This loss will be reviewed against Lehtonen’s recent performance to decide who gets the start in net for the Stars’ upcoming home games against Detroit on Thursday and Minnesota on Saturday.
Jan 11 - 1:06 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Niemi entered last night's game in relief of Kari Lehtonen. He stopped the only shot he faced in the game against Kings. Niemi has an 8-6-4 record with a 2.93 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage.
Jan 10 - 6:27 PM

Antti Niemi gave up three goals on only 20 shots Saturday night as the Dallas Stars dropped a 3-1 contest to the Florida Panthers.

Niemi was pulled after 17 minutes and this loss stopped a three-game winning streak for the Stars. Niemi's record falls to 7-5-4 with the loss. He also has a 3.00 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. Kari Lehtonen finished off the night with 18 saves on 18 shots.
Jan 1 - 12:07 AM

The Stars will have Antti Niemi against the Panthers in their crease on Saturday.

Niemi has been excellent at home this season. He's posted a 7-2-2 with a .936 save percentage and a 1.95 GAA in 13 games. Surprising and true all in the same sentence.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Antti Niemi played well during his relief effort of Kari Lehtonen against the Avalanche.

Niemi replaced his battery-mate following a mandate into the concussion protocol. Niemi for his part stopped four of five shots to help guide the Stars to a 4-2 win.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 04:06:00 AM

Dallas' goaltending continues to be a sore spot for the team, but they have been better lately.

The Stars have a goals-against average of 2.00 and a save percentage of .918 over the past 10 games. "Our goalies have taken a pretty good beating from the outside, but I think they've been very good," said GM Jim Nill. "Goals against isn't just goaltending, it's team defense and playing the right way and managing the puck. I think we've seen in recent weeks that when we're better as a team at those things, then the goaltending numbers can be very good." Antti Niemi has started in four of the last five games and Kari Lehtonen played well in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over Los Angeles.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 22 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 OT loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The Stars held the lead throughout the game, but Blues forward David Perron changed that when he scored in overtime. Niemi has a 7-4-4 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:52:00 PM

Antti Niemi will get the call for Tuesday's game against St. Louis.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate and will get another home start. Niemi has gone 7-2-1 with a 1.81 GAA and a .943 save percentage at home this season.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 01:16:00 PM

Antti Niemi has an incredible winning record in Dallas' home games.

After his 3-1 win over Philadelphia Saturday night, Niemi sports a 7-2-1 record, with a 1.81 goals against average and a .943 save percentage when the Stars are at home. He will continue to get all the starts in the American Airlines Center.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Antti Niemi and the Dallas Stars finally downed Steve Mason and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Niemi stopped 31 of 32 shots, including all three on special teams. Keeping any team to just one goal will generate a lot of victories. Make this now two straight top teams Niemi has stymied, as he kept the Rangers to one goal as well on Thursday. His record improves to 7-4-3 on the year.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 05:01:00 PM

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