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Anders Nilsson | Goalie | #31

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 229
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (62) / NYI

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Anders Nilsson may get the start Sunday evening against the Canucks.
Robin Lehner was in goal Saturday night and was worked hard by Toronto in a game the Buffalo goalie stole. It stands to reason that Sabres' coach Dan Bylsma will give Lehner a rest against the success-challenged Canucks, who are starting backup Jacob Markstrom. Nilssson is coming off a 5-4 OT win in which he stopped 40 San Jose shots Tuesday night. Feb 12 - 9:37 AM

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Anders Nilsson allowed four goals on 40 shots in Buffalo's 5-4 OT win over the San Jose Sharks.

Nilsson and the Sabres found themselves down 4-1 in the third period, but they managed to battle back and tie the game. In overtime, it was Evander Kane who gave Buffalo the win. Nilsson has a 9-7-4 record with a 2.67 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage in 2016-17.
Feb 7 - 10:13 PM

Coach Dan Bylsma has confirmed that Anders Nilsson will start Tuesday's match versus San Jose.

Robin Lehner will get the night off after he was solid in a 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Monday night. Nilsson has an 8-7-4 record with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage this campaign.
Feb 7 - 1:36 PM

Anders Nilsson's home/road splits are very different in 2016-17.

The Sabres backup goalie has been terrific at home, as he owns a 6-1-1 record, a 1.84 goals-against-average and a .946 save percentage at the KeyBank Center. His numbers on the road are significantly less impressive. He has a 2-6-3 road record with a 3.20 goals-against-average and a 904 save percentage away from home. It's something daily fantasy players should keep in mind.
Jan 28 - 9:46 AM

Anders Nilsson gave stopped 33 of 37 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

Nilsson saw a nice amount of shots, making a few big saves early to keep his team ahead. The goalie switch by the Stars helped stall the momentum of the Sabres and Dallas responded with four unanswered goals. The loss drops his record to 8-7-4 with a 2.60 goals against average and an impressive .923 save percentage.
Jan 26 - 11:53 PM

Anders Nilsson was the first goalie off the ice following Buffalo's Thursday morning skate.

That probably means that Nilsson will get the start Thursday night. He has a 2.52 GAA and .925 save percentage in 18 games this season.
Jan 26 - 1:44 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

Nilsson has an impressive 6-1-1 home record and a .939 even-strength save percentage. He has started five of the last six games for the Sabres, winning two of those games. The Sabres are going back and forth with both Lehner and Nilsson so it's a bit of a murky goaltending situation in Buffalo. Nilsson has a 8-6-4 record with a 2.52 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.
Jan 20 - 10:13 PM

Anders Nilsson is over his illness and will get the start on Friday.

Nilsson will attempt to end his personal three-game losing streak. He has a 2.56 GAA and .924 save percentage in 17 contests this season.
Jan 20 - 11:45 AM

Anders Nilsson is dealing with an illness.

Nilsson has a 2.56 GAA and .924 save percentage in 17 contests in 2016-17. Linus Ullmark has been called up to help fill the void.
Jan 19 - 12:57 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed five goals on 38 shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Sabres gave Nilsson back-to-back starts on Thursday and Friday, and he ended up going 0-2-0, while allowing eight goals in the process. He has a 7-5-4 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage this season. He isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 13 - 11:49 PM

Anders Nilsson will face Carolina on Friday night.

Nilsson played well versus the Hurricanes earlier in the season, stopping 21 of 22 shots in the victory. He's played especially well against Eastern foes as well, posting a 6-3-3 record with a .935 save percentage and just 26 goals against.
Jan 13 - 6:12 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed three goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lightning forward Ondrej Palat got the better of Nilsson tonight, as he scored two of Tampa's four goals in this one. Nilsson has dropped two of his last three games, but he's looked relatively good when called upon. He'll enter his next start with a 7-4-4 record, a 2.41 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage. He's still not worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Jan 12 - 11:41 PM

Anders Nilsson will be the Sabres' starter on Thursday.

Nilsson is making his fourth start in Buffalo's last five games. He has a 7-3-4 record, 2.37 GAA, and .930 save percentages in 14 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 12 - 1:05 PM

Anders Nilsson stopped 39 of 40 shots in Buffalo's 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

It looked like Nilsson was going to come away with the shutout tonight, but Brayden Schenn scored a power play goal with just over two minutes remaining in regulation. Nilsson is 2-0-1 in his last three contests, and he's allowed just two goals combined in those two victories. He'll enter his next apperance with a 2.37 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage. He's played well when called upon, but that doesn't make him a good fantasy asset.
Jan 10 - 10:12 PM

Anders Nilsson will start Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.

Robin Lehner is dealing with the flu, so a backup goalie will be called up from Rochester of the AHL. Nilsson has a 6-3-4 record with a 2.47 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Jan 10 - 11:46 AM

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4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
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