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Nathan Lieuwen | Goalie

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/8/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 189
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Nathan Lieuwen stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Buffalo’s 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Lieuwen was between the pipes for the entire game. Washington rookie Andre Burakovsky was the only one to beat Lieuwan. Despite the solid performance, the 23-year-old goaltender will probably start the season in the American Hockey League, as the Sabres will likely go with Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth in goal. Sep 21 - 8:08 PM

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Nathan Lieuwen sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

He was struck in the head by a shot from Jay Rosehill late in the game, but he managed to finish the contest. Lieuwen has a history of concussions dating back to his days in junior hockey, so he's probably done for the year.
Apr 8 - 7:53 AM

Nathan Lieuwen allowed five goals in the Sabres' 5-2 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia Sunday night.

But the 22-year-old goalie also made 32 saves as the Flyers peppered him with shots all night. Lieuwen was chosen to start the game just before the opening faceoff. He was making his seventh NHL appearance. He now has a GAA of 2.98 and a save percentage of .906. The Sabres lost their sixth straight road game and fell to 2-13-1 in their past 16 overall. The Sabres, assured of finishing with the fewest points in the NHL, have scored eight goals during their road skid. They have long been out of playoff contention and can look forward only to the golf course.
Apr 6 - 10:19 PM

Updating an earlier item, it looks as if Nathan Lieuwen will get the start Sunday night against Phildelphia.

It was first believed that Matthew Hackett would get the call. Adjust your goaltending rotation accordingly.
Apr 6 - 12:07 PM

Nathan Lieuwen gave up two goals in the Sabres' 2-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday night.

Lieuwen was making his sixth career NHL appearance and looking for his second straight victory. The 22-year-old made 26 saves in the loss. He has a 2.57 goals-against average and .916 save percentage this season.
Apr 3 - 10:52 PM

Nathan Lieuwen will likely start consecutive games for the first time in his brief NHL career on Thursday.

He was the first goaltender off the ice in the morning, so he's poised to play against the St. Louis Blues. He is coming off his first victory in his fifth appearance on Tuesday against New Jersey.
Apr 3 - 2:04 PM

Nathan Lieuwen propelled the Sabres to a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night, stopping 33 in regulation and seven shots on nine attempts in the shootout.

Lieuwen's first career win comes in his third start for Buffalo, as the 22 year old took over the crease after injuries to both Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth. The shootout went into nine rounds, as Lieuwen stymied seven of the Devils' shooters until Ville Leino scored the winner.
Apr 1 - 11:14 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will start Nathan Lieuwen against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Lieuwen has a 0-2-0 record, 3.00 GAA, and .901 save percentage in four games. "He needs to be a little bit more aggressive," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. "He's got the technical aspect down. The one thing with forwards is we want to see how competitive you are, and the same thing with goaltenders. You have to come out. You have to challenge. You have to get out like you want to stop the puck no matter where it's at. We want to see a little bit more of that." Lieuwen is getting playing time because both Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth are sidelined.
Apr 1 - 12:28 PM

Buffalo goaltender Nathan Lieuwen struggled Sunday as the Sabres dropped a 4-2 decision to Vancouver.

Lieuwen remains winless in his NHL career, holding just an 0-2-0 record, but playing behind Buffalo's weak supporting cast makes it impossible to judge him on his own merits. He stopped 32 of 36 shots in this game and now holds a 3.02 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Mar 23 - 11:05 PM

Nathan Lieuwen will get the nod for Buffalo on Sunday versus Vancouver.

The Abbotsford, British Columbia native will get to play in front of his friends and family in just his second NHL start. "It's incredible," Lieuwen said. "Obviously the past week has been a whirlwind for me but this is pretty special. They were my team growing up so it will be cool to play in this building."
Mar 23 - 5:36 AM

Nathan Lieuwen allowed three goals on 26 shots in his first NHL start as Buffalo lost 3-1 to Calgary Tuesday night.

Buffalo goaltenders Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth each suffered lower-body injuries in the past week, so Lieuwen got the start for the Sabres. Lieuwen will continue to start as long as Enroth and Neuvirth will be sidelined.
Mar 19 - 4:53 AM

Nathan Lieuwen will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Lieuwen made his NHL debut on Sunday because Jhonas Enroth suffered a lower-body injury. Michal Neuvirth is also sidelined, which is why Lieuwen is getting the chance to make his first career start.
Mar 18 - 2:32 PM

Nathan Lieuwen saw his first NHL action on Sunday and there's a chance he could end up starting on Tuesday.

He made 10 saves on 10 shots after Jhonas Enroth got hurt and Michal Neuvirth is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Enroth didn't travel with the team for their upcoming five-game trip.
Mar 17 - 3:33 PM

The Buffalo Sabres called Nathan Lieuwen from the minors on Sunday.

With Michal Neuvirth injured and Jhonas Enroth just coming off an appearance, there's a chance that Lieuwen may even start against the Montreal Canadiens. Could be worth watching for those in need of a one-day starter in head-to-head leagues.
Mar 16 - 1:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Ennis
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Sam Reinhart
LW1Matt Moulson
2Cody Hodgson
3Marcus Foligno
4Brian Flynn
5Cody McCormick
6Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Jake McCabe
8Mark Pysyk
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth