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31 Antti Niemi G
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 8/29/1983 | Birthplace: Vantaa, Finland | Team: San Jose Sharks | College: None | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 86/55 | Average Draft Position: 79.43
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3/4/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Saves 26 In Win

News: Antti Niemi stopped 26 of 28 shots as the Sharks rolled past Vancouver by a 6-2 tally on Tuesday.
Analysis: Three early goals by San Jose should have made things easy on Antti Niemi, but a pair of Henrik Sedin tallies in the second period made the game closer than it needed to be for a time. Nonetheless, Niemi snapped a three-game losing skid while simultaneously posting his fifth consecutive game with a save mark of .900 or better. It's been a disappointing campaign for him, particularly in terms of wins -- Niemi's save percentage is identical to last year's (.913) and he has exactly as many regulation losses (17) and OT losses (seven) as he did last year, but with just 25 wins on the season, he has next to no chance to match last year's 39.

3/3/2015

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Sharks' Niemi To Get Start Tuesday

News: Antti Niemi will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Canucks, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
Analysis: Though the Sharks received a shutout from backup goalie Alex Stalock a night earlier to snap an eight-game home losing streak, coach Todd McLellan will turn the net back over to his No. 1 netminder for the second half of a back-to-back set. Antti Niemi has been far from reliable of late, losing three consecutive games to drop his season GAA to 2.62. Though he still owns a 24-17-7 record and is worth a roster spot in any format, Niemi would be most ideally deployed on a matchups basis. He won't get a favorable draw against the Canucks, who rank 10th in the league with 2.84 goals per game.

3/1/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Gives Up Three Goals, Loses Again

News: Antti Niemi picked up his third straight loss Saturday, giving up three goals on 30 shots against Ottawa.
Analysis: While he hasn't been playing spectacular of late, he's been decent enough to give the Sharks a shot at winning. The 31-year-old now owns a 24-17-7 record on the season with a .912 save percentage and 2.62 GAA. While the Sharks may be struggling, Antti Niemi is going to be counted on heavily down the stretch and remains a valuable fantasy option.

2/28/2015

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Sharks Going With Niemi On Saturday

News: Antti Niemi will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Senators, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Antti Niemi has experienced a rather rough February, going 3-5-2 with a 2.99 GAA and .910 save percentage over 10 outings. He's been able to sidestep repeated blowups that might otherwise compromise his hold on the No. 1 goalie job, but his production has nonetheless left a lot to be desired. With Ottawa entering Saturday's game with confidence after scoring back-to-back road shutouts over the Ducks and Kings, Niemi doesn't make for an overly appealing fantasy option in daily formats Saturday.

2/27/2015

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Niemi, Sharks Go Down In Third Period

News: Antti Niemi allowed three goals on 35 shots Thursday in a loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: He had a 2-1 lead deep into the third period, but Antti Niemi ended up allowing a pair of goals to flip the script and take the loss. At least he provided decent rate stats while taking his sixth loss in his last eight starts.

2/27/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Projected To Start Thursday

News: Antti Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at the Sharks' morning skate and is expected to start Thursday against the Red Wings, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Antti Niemi has held the opposition to exactly two goals three of his last four times out, but he still seems to be stuck among the middle-tier of goalies. His 24-15-7 record for the season is nice, but a 2.60 GAA and .913 save percentage don't provide much assistance in the ratio categories. He's still a viable option in deeper formats and even as a second goalie in shallower leagues, though he's no longer the automatic play that he was as recently as a couple of years ago.

2/26/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Confirmed For Thursday

News: Antti Niemi has been confirmed as the starter in goal for Thursday's game against the Red Wings, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: As expected, Antti Niemi will enter the crease for a third straight game. He'll oppose Jimmy Howard and the Red Wings, who will be playing the fourth match of their five-game Western Conference road trip.

2/22/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Loses Stadium Series Game

News: Antti Niemi gave up two goals on 27 shots in Saturday's Stadium Series loss to the Kings.
Analysis: It was a good effort from Antti Niemi, who allowed just two goals for the third time in four games. He's now 24-15-7 on the season with a .913 save percentage and 2.60 GAA. The Sharks are going to rely on Niemi heavily down the stretch as they aim for the postseason, so use him well.

2/20/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Will Start Saturday

News: Antti Niemi will get the start in net on Saturday against the Kings, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.
Analysis: He'll take on the Kings in the San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium in the NHL Stadium Series. Antti Niemi has been solid this season, going 24-14-7 with a 2.62 GAA and a .912 save percentage through 45 games with San Jose this season. He'll face a Los Angeles squad that ranks 15th in the league with an average of 2.77 goals scored per game.

2/20/2015

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Niemi Stops 37 As Sharks Down Stars

News: Antti Niemi put a stop to 37 of 39 shots Thursday in a 5-2 win over the Stars.
Analysis: This game was close than the final score made it look, and Antti Niemi was called upon for much more in the way of heroics than opposing netminders Kari Lehtonen and Jhonas Enroth. He held strong despite the onslaught, winning for just the second time in his last six starts. Niemi's turned in more than his fair share of clunkers lately, and we'll need to see more than this one good outing to declare that he's officially turned things around.

2/19/2015

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Niemi Gets Start For Sharks

News: Antti Niemi will start in goal for the Sharks on Thursday against the Stars, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Antti Niemi has had some struggles lately, posting a save percentage below .900 in four of his last five starts. He'll look to get back on track against a banged-up Stars team who will be without Tyler Seguin.

2/15/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Allows Four Goals In Loss

News: Antti Niemi allowed four goals on 32 shots in Sunday's loss to the Lightning.
Analysis: It was Antti Niemi's fourth loss in five games, as his record has dropped to 23-14-7 on the season. While his .911 save percentage and 2.63 GAA could use improvement, Niemi has played in a whopping 44 games this season -- making him a popular fantasy option. He's been up-and-down this season, so it wouldn't be unbelievable to think he will bounce back in a big way in his next outing.

2/15/2015

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Sharks Start Niemi On Sunday

News: Antti Niemi is slated to start Sunday's game against the Lightning, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Antti Niemi, who will be making his 44th start of the season, bounced back from a bit of a rough patch by stopping 34 of 36 shots in Friday`s 4-2 win over the Coyotes. He'll take aim at a Lightning squad that has dropped two straight decisions.

2/14/2015

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Sharks` Niemi Gets Back In Win Column

News: Antti Niemi turned aside 34 of 36 shots in Friday`s 4-2 win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: Facing pretty much a must-win in terms of playoff implications against the lowly Coyotes, Antti Niemi pushed his way back into the victory column after allowing a combined 12 goals in the three previous starts (all losses). He`s going to see a huge share of the Sharks' crease time heading down the stretch, so he`ll have ample opportunities for wins, but owners will want to be cognizant of his inconsistency this year. To date, the Finn's GAA sits at 2.60 to go along with a .912 save percentage through 43 appearances.

2/13/2015

Antti Niemi, G, SJ Sharks' Niemi Gets The Start Friday

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Sharks' Niemi Gets The Start Friday

News: Antti Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and will thus receive the start in goal Friday against the Coyotes, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Antti Niemi has taken losses in three straight games, posting sub-.900 save percentages on all occasions. Coach Todd McLellan's faith hasn't wavered yet in the goalie, but Niemi's owners should probably proceed with using him on a matchups basis at this time. Friday's match against the non-contending Coyotes will present a decent opportunity for Niemi to rebound.

2/12/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Underwhelming In OT Loss

News: Antti Niemi allowed five goals on 33 shots in a 5-4 OT loss to the Capitals on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Finnish netminder has now allowed a combined 12 goals over the last three games, so it's no surprise he's failed to record a win during that span. Antti Niemi has been inconsistent this year despite posting a 22-13-7 record, with his 2.61 GAA and .911 save percentage -- ratios that are worse than his career averages of 2.39 and .915 -- telling more of the story. Owners with more than one option in net may want to size up the Sharks' opponent before blindly throwing Niemi in their lineup.

2/11/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Getting Nod Wednesday

News: Antti Niemi will be in the net for Wednesday's game against the Capitals, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Antti Niemi has been far from dependable lately, winning only one of his last four starts while surrendering three-plus goals in all of the losses. Two of those defeats came at the hands of the Oilers and Hurricanes, two squads who are demonstrably worse than the Capitals, one of the Eastern Conference's better outfits. Fantasy owners trying to scrape together any win they can are probably going to want to keep Niemi active Wednesday, but just beware of the ratio damage he's inflicted all too often lately.

2/10/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Drops Key Matchup With Flames

News: Antti Niemi let in three goals on 26 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Flames on Monday. The fourth was an empty-netter.
Analysis: Antti Niemi and the Sharks underwhelmed in a key matchup with Calgary, with the loss allowing the Flames -- who have a game in hand -- to jump into a tie with them for second place in the Pacific Division. Niemi has actually dropped three of his last four starts -- two of which were against inferior opponents in Carolina and Edmonton -- so owners have got to be frustrated with his inconsistency this season, especially during crunch time when teams are jockeying for playoff positioning.

2/9/2015

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Sharks' Niemi In Net Monday

News: Antti Niemi will start between the pipes against the Flames on Monday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Antti Niemi dropped his last decision to the Hurricanes on Saturday, allowing four goals on 29 shots. He still carries a 22-12-6 record, .914 save percentage and 2.55 GAA into Monday's matchup, and will look for a better result against the Flames.

2/8/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Falls Victim To Hurricanes

News: Antti Niemi gave up four goals on 29 shots in Saturday's loss to Carolina.
Analysis: While Antti Niemi played decently overall, he fell victim to the Hurricanes in the first and second period, allowing three goals on 24 shots. The workhorse owns a 22-12-6 record on the season with a .914 save percentage and 2.55 GAA. He's suffered just one regulation loss in his last nine outings, so we wouldn't worry too much. The Hurricanes came into Saturday hot, so put this one in the past and continue to roll the Finnish goaltender with confidence.

2/7/2015

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Sharks' Niemi To Make Saturday Start

News: Antti Niemi will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: While the Hurricanes have remained near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings for most of the season, they haven't been the pushover lately that their overall record would indicate. Carolina enters Saturday with an 8-3-3 record over their last 14 games, making for a formidable opponent than Antti Niemi's owners might anticipate. It's still probably a good idea to keep Niemi active against a low-scoring unit on his own home ice, but an easy victory is far from guaranteed.

2/6/2015

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Sharks' Niemi On Track To Start Thursday

News: Antti Niemi is considered likely to start Thursday against the Canucks, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.
Analysis: After backup Alex Stalock got the nod a night earlier, Antti Niemi is expected to get the honors in goal for the second game of the back-to-back. The Canucks are expected to counter with Ryan Miller, who owns a 9-1-1 lifetime record against the Sharks, perhaps making Niemi an undesirable daily option for the Thursday slate.

2/5/2015

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Niemi Turns Aside 33 As Sharks Roll To Win

News: Antti Niemi stopped 33 of 34 shots Thursday in a 5-1 romp over the Canucks.
Analysis: After a disappointing loss to Edmonton his last time out, Antti Niemi got right back on the horse in this one, delivering his sixth win in eight starts. He's a mid-tier fantasy netminder, but that'll play in most formats.

2/5/2015

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Sharks' Niemi Starting Thursday

News: Antti Niemi will start between the pipes against the Canucks on Thursday.
Analysis: Antti Niemi was considered the likely starter Thursday, and it now has been confirmed as such. He allowed four goals in his last start on 40 shots, but will look for a better outing in Thursday's tilt.

2/4/2015

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Niemi Not In Net Wednesday For Sharks

News: Antti Niemi will serve as back-up to Alex Stalock in Wednesday's game against the Flames, according to Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News.
Analysis: Antti Niemi is likely to get the net on Thursday though, with the Sharks on the front end of a back-to-back on Wednesday. The decision to start Stalock isn't a shift in focus for the team, but an attempt to not work Niemi into the ground before the playoffs like they've done in previous seasons.