Antti Niemi
G MTL
5 days ago

Niemi stopped 37 of 43 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi was better than the final score indicated and gave Montreal a chance with some superb saves over the first two periods. The Canadiens were down by a goal entering the third before the Oilers' barrage of pressure wilted Niemi. He made his second consecutive start as the Canadiens hope an extended break will cure Carey Price of whatever mental issues he's experiencing. Montreal resumes play Thursday night in Calgary, where we believe Price will be back between the pipes.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
6 days ago

Niemi will start in goal Tuesday night against host Edmonton, Ryan Rishaug of TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi is 12-3-3 with a 2.63 GAA and .905 save percentage over 20 career appearances opposing the Oilers. The 35-year-old Finnish goalie -- who went undrafted -- is in the hunt for his third straight win after defeating the Islanders and Golden Knights in his last two trips between the posts.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
1 week ago

Niemi will start between the pipes in Saturday's home game against the Golden Knights, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi hasn't been great in limited action this season, registering a sub-par 3.13 GAA and .893 save percentage through four appearances, but he's compiled a 3-1-0 record over that span due to fantastic goal support from his teammates. The Finnish netminder will look to pick up a second straight win in a home matchup with a Vegas team that's 3-6-0 on the road this campaign.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
2 weeks ago

Niemi will tend the twine for Monday's road clash with the Islanders, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi will be making just his fourth start of the season and first since Oct. 25 versus Buffalo. The Finn has put together a decent start to the year with a 2-1-0 record and .898 save percentage, but ultimately will find himself on the bench more often than not in favor of all-star netminder Carey Price.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
3 weeks ago

Niemi stopped 38 of 42 shots Thursday in a 4-3 road loss to the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Buffalo scored the game-winning goal on a power play late in the third period and in the process spoiled a very solid performance from Niemi. The loss is the Finnish netminder's first of the season, in three starts, and he'll likely move back to the bench Saturday when Montreal takes on Boston.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
4 weeks ago

Niemi will start between the pipes in Thursday's road game against the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi has been solid in limited action, picking up wins over the Penguins and Red Wings in his only two appearances of the season. The veteran netminder will look to stay unbeaten in a road matchup with a Sabres team that's only averaging 2.00 goals per game at home this campaign, 29th in the NHL.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
1 month ago

Niemi allowed three goals on 28 shots in Monday's 7-3 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Oddly enough, in both of Niemi's starts this year, he's yielded exactly three goals on 28 shots en route to victories. He's been solid while Carey Price has missed the last two contests with an illness. Montreal's next game will be Wednesday against the Blues and the goalie situation remains unclear for the time being.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
1 month ago

Niemi will get the start at home versus the Red Wings on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Charles Lindgren was returned to the AHL, which made it seem like Carey Price (illness) was ready to play again. Perhaps he's ready to be a backup, but isn't quite up to starting just yet. Niemi has a career .913 save percentage, so the Red Wings are probably happy to see him in net instead of Price.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
1 month ago

Niemi made 25 saves through overtime and stymied the Penguins in the shootout Saturday to deliver a 4-3 win for the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi was particularly sharp in the shootout, shutting down both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to preserve the win. It was Niemi's first game of the season. He'll see limited action this season behind Carey Price.

Antti Niemi
G MTL
1 month ago

Niemi will start against the Penguins, John Lu of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carey Price came up with a bout of the flu and will not be able to dress Saturday, so Niemi gets his first start of the season while Charlie Lindgren is called up from AHL Laval.