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Anders Nilsson | Goalie | #31

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 229
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (62) / NYI
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Anders Nilsson made 40 saves on 44 shots, but his teammates were unable to provide much offense in a 5-2 loss on Sunday.
On the second half of a back-to-back, Montreal's mediocre offense feasted on a tired Canucks squad, despite Nilsson's best efforts to give his team a chance. Nilsson falls to 6-7-1 this season with a 3.57 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. Jan 7 - 10:19 PM

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Anders Nilsson will get the nod for Sunday's match against Montreal.

Jacob Markstrom was in goal for Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss at Toronto, so it's not surprising that Nilsson will play in the second game of the back-to-back situation. The Canadiens burned him for six goals on 31 shots on Dec. 19 and he allowed four goals on 19 shots to Anaheim in his last start this past Tuesday. Nilsson will look to bounce back after those two poor performances. He has a 6-6-1 record with a 3.53 GAA and a .900 save percentage this season.
Jan 7 - 5:00 PM

Anders Nilsson yielded four goals on 19 shots before getting the hook early in the third period of Tuesday's 5-0 loss against the Ducks.

Nilsson was replaced by starter Jacob Markstrom, who finished up the outing with just one goal allowed on eight shots. Vancouver is enduring a very difficult stretch, going 2-9-1 while being outscored 55-28 over the past 12 outings. Right now neither Nilsson nor Markstrom can be trusted for fantasy purposes.
Jan 3 - 2:38 AM

Anders Nilsson will get the nod versus Anaheim on Tuesday.

Nilsson last played on Dec. 19 when he was blitzed for six goals on 31 shots by Montreal in a 7-5 loss. He has a 6-5-1 record with a 3.39 goals-against average and .906 save percentage this season.
Jan 2 - 3:38 PM

Anders Nilsson made 25 saves on 31 shots in a 7-5 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Nilsson has now lost three starts in a row and four out of his last five. His record falls to 6-5-1 with a 3.39 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 01:22:00 AM

Anders Nilsson is expected to get the nod on Tuesday versus Montreal.

Nilsson was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate. He played well in a relief appearance against Calgary on Sunday, but he has lost three of his last four starts. Nilsson has a 6-4-1 record with a 3.13 goals-against average and .914 save percentage this season.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Anders Nilsson played the final period of Vancouver's 6-1 loss to Calgary on Sunday.

Nilsson was peppered with 19 shots, but stopped 18 of them in the blowout loss. He fared much better than Jacob Markstrom, who allowed five goals on 19 shots. Nilsson is 6-4-1 this season with a 3.13 goals against average and .914 save percentage.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 11:42:00 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed seven goals on 48 shots in Wednesday's 7-1 loss against the Predators.

The Vancouver rearguards didn't offer much resistance and Nilsson faced a lot of rubber as a result. Frustration boiled over in the third period as the netminder cracked his stick over the crossbar after a goal, with part of the stick flying into the crowd. The seven goals allowed represented a new career worst.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:35:00 AM

Anders Nilsson will be the Canucks' starter on Wednesday.

Nilsson will be making his second start in the span of three games. He has a 6-3-1 record, 2.71 GAA, and .921 save percentage in 10 contests this season.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:06:00 PM

Anders Nilsson made 31 saves on 34 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

The netminder had a third period to forget as he allowed two goals that gave the Flames the victory before they scored their fourth in the empty net. Nilsson's record sits at 6-3-1 with a 2.71 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 01:22:00 AM

Anders Nilsson will be in the crease Saturday night versus Calgary.

Nilsson hasn't played since Nov. 30 when he made 29 saves in a 5-3 win over Nashville. He has a 6-2-1 record this year with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 02:01:00 PM

Anders Nilsson stopped 29 of 32 shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.

The Canucks found themselves down 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 in the second period, but they managed to fight back in the third frame. Nilsson has now won two of his last three contests. He has a 6-2-1 record with a 2.68 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this season.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 11:12:00 PM

Anders Nilsson will tend to the cage at Nashville on Thursday night.

Nilsson will look to rebound after he surrendered five goals on 36 shots in a 5-2 loss to Islanders on Tuesday night. He has gone 5-2-1 this season with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed five goals on 36 shots in a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Five goals represents the most that Nilsson has allowed in a game this season. The backup's record falls to 5-2-1 with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 11:12:00 PM

Confirming an earlier item, Anders Nilsson will start Tuesday versus the New York Islanders.

It was believed that Nilsson would get the nod and coach Travis Green has confirmed that will be the case. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 05:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Nic Dowd
4Markus Granlund
5Brandon Sutter
6Michael Chaput
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Brendan Gaunce
RW1Brock Boeser
2Thomas Vanek
3Sam Gagner
4Jake Virtanen
5Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson
3Thatcher Demko