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31 Antti Raanta G
Height/Weight: 6-0/187 | Birthdate: 5/12/1989 | Birthplace: Rauma, Finland | Team: Chicago Blackhawks | College: None | NHL Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 28/6 | Average Draft Position: 182.86
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1/21/2015

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Antti Raanta

Raanta Hits The Bench Wednesday Night

News: Antti Raanta will be back on the bench on Wednesday night for the Blackhawks as the team goes with Corey Crawford in goal against the Penguins, Tracy Myers of CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta was stellar in goal Tuesday night against Arizona, turning away 35 of 36 shots in the 6-1 victory. He is 7-3 for the season with a 1.87 GAA and a .939 save percentage. With Crawford participating in the All-Star game this weekend, Raanta could have a shot at starting against Los Angeles on Jan. 28 in the team's first game out of the break. More likely though, Raanta's next start will come the following weekend, when the Blackhawks kick off a back-to-back scenario on Jan. 30 and 31 at Anaheim and San Jose, respectively.

1/21/2015

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Shines In Win

News: Antti Raanta turned away 35 of 36 shots in a 6-1 rout of the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Analysis: He continues to play like one of the better backups in the league, bouncing back nicely in this one from a substandard outing 11 days ago in Edmonton. Antti Raanta doesn't often get chances to start in his role as the backup to Corey Crawford, but when he does, he's a strong play.

1/19/2015

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Antti Raanta

Hawks Turn To Raanta On Tuesday

News: Antti Raanta is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Coyotes, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta -- owner of a 1.96 GAA and .934 save percentage -- will draw his second start of the month on Tuesday, with Corey Crawford presumably in line to start Wednesday's game against the Penguins.

1/10/2015

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Antti Raanta

Raanta, Blackhawks Lose To Oilers Friday

News: Antti Raanta was brutal against Edmonton on Friday, giving up four goals on 21 shots in a 5-2 loss. The fifth goal was an empty-netter.
Analysis: After a six-game rest, Antti Raanta laid an egg against the league's worst team, dropping his record to 6-3-0 to go with a still-impressive 1.96 GAA and .934 save percentage in limited action this year. Corey Crawford is the man in the Windy City -- keeping Raanta glued to the bench most nights except in back-to-back situations where Crawford requires a rest -- and although Raanta's usually good for an occasional spot start given the potency of the Blackhawks offense, performances like this don't inspire much confidence.

1/9/2015

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta In Net Friday

News: Antti Raanta will start in net against the Oilers on Friday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta will get the start in the second of back-to-back games Friday against the Oilers. His last appearance came in relief of Corey Crawford in late December, with him stopping 11 of the 12 shots he faced. He has been solid for the Blackhawks in net this season, but hasn't seen a lot of action, carrying a 6-2-0 record with a .944 save percentage and 1.73 GAA into the matchup.

12/27/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta On The Bench Saturday

News: Antti Raanta will be on the bench on Saturday as the Blackhawks go with Corey Crawford to start against the Avalanche, CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Despite Antti Raanta coming in relief for Crawford in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Jets, there is still no doubt that Crawford is still the Blackhawks' number one goalie. Unless Crawford gets injured or pulls another performance like he had against the Jets, Raanta might not see the ice on either January 8 or 9 when the Blackhawks have a back-to-back scenario. Raanta carries a 6-2-0 record, 1.73 GAA and .944 save percentage.

12/24/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Thrives In Relief

News: Antti Raanta stopped 11 of 12 shots in relief of Corey Crawford in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Crawford was pulled with less than five minutes remaining in the first period after surrendering three goals on 13 shots. The Blackhawks were unable to dig themselves out of the three-goal deficit despite Antti Raanta's steady work in the net, but if nothing else, the team can take solace in that their backup goalie has looked highly capable this season. In his nine appearances, Raanta carries a 6-2-0 record, 1.73 GAA and .944 save percentage.

12/22/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Shuts Down Maple Leafs

News: Antti Raanta stopped all 31 of the shots he faced in Sunday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Well, that was simply a Antti Raantastic effort from the 25-year-old. Raanta has been very reliable this season, winning five straight games and allowing only eight goals in that span. With a crazy .945 save percentage and 1.76 GAA on the season, Rannta is a great fantasy option whenever starter Corey Crawford is given the night off.

12/21/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta To Start Sunday Night

News: Antti Raanta will start for the Blackhawks against the Maple Leafs on Sunday night in a back-to-back scenario, the CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: With starting goalie Corey Crawford returning last night from a foot injury, it was expected that Antti Raanta would get the start. Raanta could continue to get one of the back-to-back scenario as the season goes along; but when Crawford was healthy, Hawks' head coach Joel Quenneville was going Crawford even in the back-to-back scenarios. Raanta has a 5-2 mark with a 2.01 goals against average (GAA) and a .938 save percentage this season.

12/19/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta To Backup Crawford Saturday

News: Antti Raanta will back up Corey Crawford Saturday, but could get the call on Sunday night against the Maple Leafs, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: In previous seasons, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville had split back-to-back games between his two goalies. For most of 2014-15 he has stuck with Crawford for most if not all of these scenarios. Crawford, though, is just returning from a foot injury that kept him out for a few weeks so the team might go to Antti Raanta against Toronto on Sunday night. Raanta has a 5-2 mark with a 2.01 goals against average (GAA) and a .938 save percentage this season.

12/17/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Stays In NHL, Darling Sent Down

News: Antti Raanta will remain with the Blackhawks as the team sent down Scott Darling to Rockford of the AHL on Tuesday, CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: The decision to keep Antti Raanta up with the big club and send Darling down to Rockford was a tough one. The move was made with the anticipation that starting goalie Corey Crawford will return this weekend after missing a few weeks because of an injury. While Crawford was out, Darling actually had more starts, but the move might have been to give more net time for Darling. Unless Crawford sustains another injury, Raanta will most likely only see an occasional start. He has played well in goal with a 5-2 record, a 2.01 goals against average and a .938 save percentage. Despite the return of Crawford, Raanta will probably start in a back-to-back scenario this weekend, Saturday against Columbus and Sunday against Toronto.

12/16/2014

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Antti Raanta

Raanta Gives Up Three, 'Hawks Still Win

News: Antti Raanta gave up three goals on 29 shots Tuesday, but held down the fort enough to end up with a 5-3 win over the Wild.
Analysis: That's four straight wins for Antti Raanta, though he wasn't nearly as good in this one as he'd been in the prior victories. He surely would have preferred to deliver a more impressive outing, considering the 'Hawks are going to have to choose between Raanta and Scott Darling for backup duties when Corey Crawford's ready to return, which could be as soon as this weekend.

12/16/2014

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Antti Raanta

Blackhawks' Raanta To Start Second Straight

News: Antti Raanta will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Wild, CSN's Tracey Myers reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta will start his second straight game after giving up just one goal in a victory over the Flames on Sunday. He will square off against an uneven Minnesota squad that won its last time out, but has alternated wins and losses over its last 11 games.

12/14/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Strong In Win

News: Antti Raanta stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Flames.
Analysis: Making his first start in over a week, Antti Raanta picked up his third straight win and has allowed just five goals on 106 shots in that span. The 25-year-old has been solid in limited action, sporting a 4-2-0 record, but he'll likely be sent back down to AHL Rockford once starting goalie Corey Crawford returns from injury.

12/14/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta To Start Sunday

News: Antti Raanta will start Sunday against the Flames, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta sat Saturday against the Islanders for the third straight game in favor of Scott Darling, but will finally take a spot back in net Sunday against the Flames. His last start came a week before Friday, when he made 38 stops on 41 shots against the Canadiens.

12/13/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Takes The Seat Again Saturday

News: Antti Raanta will be on the bench again on Saturday, as the Blackhawks go with Scott Darling in goal against the Islanders, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta will be on the bench for the third straight game. With starting goalie Corey Crawford expected to be back next week after suffering a foot injury, Raanta is looking to be the odd man out and is expected to be sent down to AHL Rockford. Still, there's a good chance Raanta will be called upon to start Sunday against Calgary for the second game of a back-to-back scenario. Raanta is 3-2-0 this season with a 2.02 GAA and a .942 save percentage.

12/6/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Takes A Seat Saturday Night

News: Antti Raanta will be on the bench Saturday against the Predators as the Blackhawks go with Scott Darling in goal, CSN Chicago reports.
Analysis: This is per usual for Hawks coach Joel Quenneville to go with the backup in a back-to-back situation, especially with two goalies with not as much experience as Corey Crawford, who is out with an injury. Antti Raanta has won two straight games, stopping 78 of 82 shots in that span. He is expected to get most of the starts for the next few weeks until Crawford returns from his injury.

12/6/2014

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Antti Raanta

'Hawks Raanta Makes 38 Saves In Win

News: Antti Raanta made 38 saves on 41 shots in Friday's win over the Canadians.
Analysis: Antti Raanta Claus is coming to town folks, and he's just in time for Christmas. With Corey Crawford (foot) out two to three weeks, Raanta has taken over starting duties and hasn't disappointed. The 25-year-old has won two straight games, stopping 78 of 82 shots in that span. He is worth a look right now with Crawford out, as the Blackhawks are red-hot and have won eight of their last nine games. The 'Hawks do play again Saturday, though, so expect Scott Darling to start the second half of the back-to-back.

12/5/2014

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Antti Raanta

Blackhawks' Raanta To Get Start Friday

News: Antti Raanta will be in the crease Friday against the Canadiens, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: The Blackhawks will begin a back-to-back set Friday, so look for Scott Darling to make the start Saturday against the Predators. For the time being, though, it appears Antti Raanta will be the Blackhawks' netminder of choice most nights until Corey Crawford returns. Raanta turned in a stupendous outing in place of Crawford on Wednesday night, stopping 40 of 41 shots to defeat the Blues.

12/3/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Stops 40 In Win

News: Antti Raanta allowed one goal on 41 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
Analysis: Antti Raanta was excellent Wednesday, backstopping his team to a comfortable victory despite being outshot. With starter Corey Crawford (foot) on the shelf for a couple weeks, expect Raanta to split starts with Scott Darling between the pipes for the Hawks.

12/2/2014

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Antti Raanta

Blackhawks' Raanta To Start Wednesday

News: Antti Raanta will start Wednesday against the Blues.
Analysis: Antti Raanta will get the start in place of Corey Crawford, who will be sidelined with a lower-body injury. Raanta has given up just six goals on 90 shots this season, but may be a bit rusty, having not started a game since Oct. 25.

11/25/2014

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Antti Raanta

Blackhawks' Raanta Practices

News: Antti Raanta (illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Tracey Myers of CSNChicago.com reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta was a surprise scratch from Saturday night's start against the Oilers after coming down ill, but he seemed to be feeling better Monday after taking the last couple days off. He'll serve as the backup to Corey Crawford for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche, but it's uncertain when his next spot start might come around.

11/22/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta Ill, Won't Start

News: In a last-minute change, the Blackhawks will start Corey Crawford on Saturday against the Oilers instead of expected starter Antti Raanta, who is ill, CSN Chicago's Tracey Myers reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta will be in uniform as the backup, but it will be Crawford between the pipes for the Blackhawks in the first game of a back-to-back. If Raanta is healthy enough, he may go Sunday against Vancouver instead, though Chicago may want to stick with Crawford for that tough matchup.

11/21/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Raanta To Start Saturday

News: Antti Raanta will be in the crease Saturday against the Oilers, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: It looks like coach Joel Quenneville will save Corey Crawford for the tougher game of the Blackhawks' back-to-back Sunday versus Vancouver, so Antti Raanta will be in the net for his first outing since returning from AHL Rockford on Monday. The backup netminder has gone 1-2 in his previous three appearances, but his sterling .933 save percentage suggests he hasn't benefited from much offensive support.

11/17/2014

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Antti Raanta

Hawks' Recall Raanta From AHL

News: Antti Raanta was officially recalled from AHL Rockford on Monday, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Antti Raanta was sent down over the weekend just to get a few starts under his belt since he has played for the Blackhawks since Corey Crawford returned from injury. In the backup role this season, the 25-year-old goalie has compiled a 1-2-0 record in three games played while allowing 2.7 goals per game.