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Anders Nilsson | Goalie | #31

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 229
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (62) / NYI
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Anders Nilsson Stopped 39 of 40 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.
Nilsson was busy in this one, making save after save to keep the Sabres in it. He has played behind Lehner this season but has been able to post a very respectable .919 save percentage this season while winning 10 out of 24 games. He's shaping into a quality backup but doesn't warrant any ownership in the fantasy community. He added another eight stops in the shootout to secure the win for the Sabres. Mar 18 - 12:56 AM

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Anders Nilsson will be in net against Anaheim on Friday.

Nilsson has posted a 9-9-4 record in 23 games this season with a .917 save percentage and a 2.84 GAA. He's also 4-6-1 with 35 goals against and a .910 save percentage in 12 games during the 2017 portion of the season.
Mar 17 - 8:18 PM

Anders Nillson gave up three goals on only 12 shots in the first period and was pulled early, but the Sabres rebounded to win 5-3 Saturday night.

Robin Lehner would prove to be perfect for the remainder of the night, blocking 24 of 24 shots. Nillson’s struggle was not unexpected as he entered the game with a record of 2-6-0 in his last eight decisions.
Mar 11 - 10:48 PM

The Sabres have tabbed Anders Nilsson to man the net against Columbus on Saturday.

Through 22 games this season Nilsson has posted a 9-9-4 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.75 GAA.
Mar 11 - 4:49 PM

Anders Nilsson made 41 saves on Sunday but it wasn't enough as Pittsburgh topped Buffalo 4-3.

Nilsson and the Sabres could not preserve a 3-0 lead, while the 26-year-old has now allowed three or more goals in each of his last four starts. He falls to 9-9-4 with a 2.75 goals against average and .920 save percentage.
Mar 5 - 9:26 PM

Anders Nilsson will be in net against the Penguins on Sunday.

He's allowed 11 goals over his last three starts, but Nilsson has played quite well this season over 21 games. He's 9-8-4 with a 2.69 GAA and .921 save percentage, and will seek revenge on Arizona he they scored three in his previous game.
Mar 5 - 2:59 PM

Anders Nilsson was beaten with 19 seconds left on the clock on Sunday to suffer his eighth regulation loss of the season.

Buffalo couldn't hold a two-goal third-period lead and fell 3-2 against Arizona. Nilsson, who has allowed 11 goals in his past three games, falls to 9-8-4 with a 2.69 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.
Feb 26 - 11:33 PM

Anders Nilsson will be in net against the Coyotes on Sunday.

Through 20 games this season he has posted a 9-7-4 record along with a .922 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA. He also boasts a 9:1 Quality Start to Really Bad Start ratio in 18 starts.
Feb 26 - 7:32 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5William Carrier
6Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Hudson Fasching
6Nicholas Baptiste
7Evan Rodrigues
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson