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Anders Nilsson | Goalie | #31

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 229
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (62) / NYI

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Anders Nilsson helped Sweden win gold at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.
Nilsson didn't start out as the team's starting goaltender, but took advantage of his chance to be the team's top netminder and ran with it. He posted a .954 save percentage, a 1.09 goals-against average and three shutouts in the tournament. "I'm just excited for him to finish off the year like that," Canucks goalie coach Dan Cloutier said Monday. "It's a huge accomplishment. There was a lot of pressure on him and he's going to be more positive in the summer and that's going to make his workouts better." Nilsson will have to fend off Vancouver prospect Thatcher Demko for a roster spot at training camp if he wants to compete for starts with Jacob Markstrom next season. May 22 - 3:21 PM

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Anders Nilsson made 31 saves on 33 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Nilsson's 31-save performance was enough to end his six-game losing streak. The Swede hadn't won a game since February before Saturday night. His season ends with a 7-14-4 record with a 3.44 GAA and a .901 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 2:04 AM

Anders Nilsson will start tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.

It'll be Nilsson's first start since March 23rd against the St. Louis Blues. The 28-year-old goaltender will enter tonight's game with a 7-14-3 record, a 3.52 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage this season.
Apr 7 - 2:35 PM

Anders Nilsson (illness) was back on the ice for Monday's practice.

Nilsson didn't suit up on Saturday because of an illness. Thatcher Demko got his first NHL start because Jacob Markstrom also was feeling completely healthy. However, Demko is back in the minors now, so Nilsson and Markstrom are both probably available to play.
Apr 2 - 2:31 PM

Anders Nilsson is reportedly feeling sick.

Nilsson may not be available to play Saturday as a result. Multiple sources believe that Thatcher Demko will start against Columbus. Jacob Markstrom is reportedly dealing with a minor lower-body injury. If Demko does get the nod, it's unclear at this time who will be available to back him up.
Mar 31 - 1:42 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Nilsson hasn't won a game for Vancouver since Feb. 17. Going 0-4-2 since then while allowing a combined 24 goals. The bad news for Canucks fans is that they are tied to the uninspiring backup for another season and starter Jacob Markstrom for another two seasons. Nilsson's record falls to 7-14-3 with a 3.52 goals-against-average and .900 save percentage.
Mar 23 - 11:17 PM

Anders Nilsson will be between the pipes for Friday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Nilsson has been on the bench for each of Vancouver's last four games. He's dropped each of his last five decisions. The Canucks netminder owns a 7-13-3 record with a 3.50 goals-against-average and a .902 save percentage this season.
Mar 23 - 6:50 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed three goals on 33 shots in Monday's 3-0 loss in Los Angeles.

Nilsson was peerless in the first period before letting in goals to Tyler Toffoli and Anze Kopitar in the second. Tanner Pearson also got him in the third period. He has been tagged for three or more goals in five straight appearances. It begs the question - could the Canucks live without Nilsson? They can't give anymore.
Mar 13 - 2:20 AM

Anders Nilsson will play between the pipes Monday night.

Nilsson is still searching for his first win since Feb. 17. He has a 3.52 GAA and .901 save percentage in 24 contests this season.
Mar 12 - 4:34 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed four goals on 35 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Sprawled out in his crease, Nilsson had the save of the night, flashing the leather to rob Matt Cullen of a sure goal midway through the second period. Unfortunately, he couldn't get the win for Vancouver, something he hasn't done since mid-February against the Boston Bruins. The 27-year-old Swedish netminder has a 7-12-3 record with a 3.52 goals-against-average and .901 save percentage this season.
Mar 10 - 1:08 AM

Anders Nilsson will start for Vancouver Friday night.

Nilsson will be trying to earn his first win since Feb. 17. He has a 7-11-3 record, 3.49 GAA, and .902 save percentage in 23 contests this season.
Mar 9 - 3:01 PM

Anders Nilsson was pulled after allowing five goals on 25 shots in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Canucks actually had a 2-1 lead in the first period, but they eventually allowed the Golden Knights to score four consecutive goals. Nilsson didn't come out to start the third period. Instead, he was replaced by Jacob Markstrom, who stopped all eight shots he faced in the loss. Nilsson has now dropped 10 of his last 11 decisions. He has a 7-11-2 record with a 3.48 goals-against-average and a .903 save percentage this season.
Feb 24 - 1:28 AM

Vancouver will go with Anders Nilsson in goal Friday night.

Nilsson will try to bounce back from his 5-4 overtime loss to Colorado on Tuesday. He has a 7-10-2 record, 3.34 GAA, and .907 save percentage in 21 contests this season.
Feb 23 - 5:00 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed five goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime setback against the visiting Colorado Avalanche.

Nilsson was actually staked to a 4-1 lead late in the second period, but a couple of late penalties in that period resulted in two power-play goals. He still held a 4-3 lead into the final 20 minutes, but Tyson Barrie again erupted on the man advantage with 3:01 left to force overtime. It was yet another PPG by Nathan MacKinnon in the extra session which was the final nail in his coffin. Silly infractions and the penalty kill unit did Nilsson no favors in this one.
Feb 21 - 3:45 AM

Anders Nilsson will be in goal for Vancouver on Tuesday night.

Jacob Markstrom is dealing with an injury and may not be available to suit up in the contest. Nilsson has a 7-10-1 record with a 3.26 goals-against and .910 save percentage in 20 games this campaign. He stopped 44 shots in a 6-1 win over Boston this past Saturday.
Feb 20 - 4:32 PM

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D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
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G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson