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Antti Raanta | Goalie

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
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The New York Rangers sent prospect Ryan Haggerty to the Chicago Blackhawks for goalie Antti Raanta.
With Cam Talbot out of town, the Rangers needed a new backup for Henrik Lundqvist, so Raanta will (cheaply) fit the bill. Chicago saves money, as they already had Scott Darling in place behind Corey Crawford heading into 2015-16. Jun 27 - 3:21 PM

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Antti Raanta was recalled from AHL Rockford to the Chicago in preparations for the NHL playoffs, which begin on Wednesday for the Blackhawks.

Raanta was displaced by rookie Scott Darling so don't expect to see much of him unless an injury to the goaltending occurs. In 25 combined games that were split nearly evenly between Chicago and Rockford, Raanta posted a 15-5-2 record with four shutouts and 49 goals against this season.
Apr 12 - 6:03 PM

Antti Raanta was reassigned to AHL Rockford on Sunday evening.

No specific reasoning was given for Raanta's demotion. The 25 year old Finland native owns a 7-4-1 record, with a shutout, and a .936 save percentage and a 1.89 GAA in 14 games for the Blackhawks this season.
Feb 22 - 9:04 PM

Antti Raanta stopped 14 of 16 shots in relief of Corey Crawford in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Boston.

Crawford got the hook after allowing four goals on 14 shots through a period and a half. Raanta entered the game with the Hawks trailing 4-1. Crawford, not Raanta, was charged with the loss. Chicago falls to 2-2-3 on their current home stand.
Feb 22 - 6:18 PM

Chicago goalie Antti Raanta made 27 saves in regulation and overtime Monday night but the Blackhawks dropped a 3-2 decision to the visiting Arizona Coyotes in a shootout.

Raanta played well but was outshone on this night by Arizona goalie Mike Smith, who made 36 saves. Raanta, backup to first-string Chicago goalie Corey Crawford, now has a season record of 7-4-1. His goals-against average is a not-too-shabby 1.80. His save percentage is .938. He's a good backup for Chicago, for sure, but he was a hard-luck goalie Monday as Arizona was the better team, inexplicably, in this one.
Feb 10 - 12:06 AM

Antti Raanta will be in Chicago's crease Monday night against Arizona.

Corey Crawford was in goal for Sunday's 4-2 win against St. Louis, so he'll get the night off. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Feb 9 - 5:51 PM

Antti Raanta made 18 saves in the Blackhawks’ 2-0 loss to the Sharks on Saturday night.

Making his first start since Jan. 20, and third in January, Raanta was generally excellent, except for the juicy rebound he let up on a Matt Irwin shot that led to Melker Karlsson’s goal. The final goal went in via the empty net. Raanta has a 1.80 goals-against average and .939 save percentage this season.
Feb 1 - 1:14 AM

Look for Antti Raanta to get the start Saturday night against San Jose.

The Blackhawks played Friday night and won against the Ducks 4-1 with Corey Crawford making 21 saves. So it is likely that Raanta will get the call in the second of back-to-back contests. In his last start on January 21st, Raanta was sharp stopping 35 shots in a 6-1 win over Phoenix.
Jan 31 - 12:34 PM

Antti Raanta cruised to an easy victory over the Coyotes Tuesday as he blocked 35 of 36 shots in a 6-1 result.

Raanta was supported generously by his teammates in the outing so he didn't really need to be that sharp to earn a victory, however he continued his season-long trend and turned in a good performance. His 7-3-0 record in limited action is accompanied by a 1.87 GAA and a .938 save percentage.
Jan 21 - 1:57 AM

Antti Raanta will be between the pipes for Chicago on Tuesday against Arizona.

The backup netminder was shelled for four goals on 21 shots against Edmonton in his last outing, but he has been solid this season when called upon. Raanta owns a 6-3-0 record to go with a .934 save percentage and a 1.96 goals-against average. Corey Crawford will probably be back in Chicago's crease for Wednesday's road match versus Pittsburgh.
Jan 20 - 12:46 PM

Antti Raanta allowed five on just 21 shots in the Blackhawks' 5-2 to Oilers on Friday night.

The fifth goal was an empty-netter, but one could make a strong argument that the Blackhawks skaters hung Raanta out to dry more than once. Either way, it was by far the worst start of Raanta's season.
Jan 10 - 1:36 AM

Antti Raanta will start for Chicago in Edmonton on Friday night.

Through 27 career starts and 34 games, Raanta has been scored on just 78 times on nearly 900 shots. This gives him a career .911 save percentage and 2.44 GAA. Raanta stopped 18-20 shots in his one start against the Oilers in January of 2014. Expect good things if you start him.
Jan 9 - 7:40 PM

Antti Raanta made 31 saves in Sunday's 4-0 win over Toronto.

Raanta has now won five consecutive starts. The 25-year-old has started three of Chicago's last four games but that will change with Corey Crawford back in the fold for the Hawks. Raanta is 6-2-0 with a 1.76 goals-against-average and a .945 save percentage.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 10:02:00 PM

Antti Raanta will get the start in goal for Sunday's game against Toronto.

The 25-year-old has a 5-2-0 record with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .938 save percentage. He has won four consecutive starts.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Antti Raanta wasn't exceptional Tuesday, but he was good enough to earn a 5-3 win over the Wild.

Rant allowed three goals on 29 shots in the victory, which is his fourth consecutive win. Both he and Scott Darling have performed admirably in the absence of starter Corey Crawford and the two netminders look to be sharing goaltending duties for the foreseeable future. Raanta's record in seven starts is a solid 5-2-0 while his GAA is 2.01 and his save percentage is a solid .938.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:24:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Emerson Etem
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Bourque
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Jesper Fast
3Kevin Hayes
4Viktor Stalberg
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta