Antti Niemi
G FA
9 months ago

Niemi will join Helsinki Jokerit (KHL) for the 2019-20 campaign, Juha Luotola of Satakunnan Kansa reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi saw action in 17 games with the Habs this year, in which he posted a 8-6-2 record, 3.78 GAA and .887 save percentage. The netminder played for three different teams in 2017-18 and appeared to have found a home in Montreal, but a poor campaign saw him get his walking order immediately following the season's end.

Antti Niemi
G FA
9 months ago

The Canadiens aren't interested in re-signing Niemi this offseason.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi struggled in limited action this campaign, compiling an 8-6-2 record while posting a sub-par 3.78 GAA and .887 save percentage in 17 appearances, so it's not exactly surprising to see that Montreal isn't interested in bringing him back to backup Carey Price again in 2019-20. The 35-year-old journeyman will hope to land a backup gig with a different NHL club this offseason, but if he doesn't garner any interest, he may decide to head overseas to continue his career.

Antti Niemi
G FA
11 months ago

Niemi surrendered four goals on 24 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Sharks on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Making a rare appearance in place of the oft-used Carey Price, Niemi didn't have what it takes to stop the NHL's third-best offense. Niemi's record fell to 8-6-2 with a 3.78 GAA and an .887 save percentage. Expect Price to start Friday's contest in Anaheim.

Antti Niemi
G FA
11 months ago

Niemi will start in the cage Thursday versus the Sharks in San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi last made an appearance in the crease Feb. 7 versus the Panthers, when he let in three goals on nine shots. The Canadiens remain in the thick of the playoff hunt, so his opportunities should be sparse down the stretch, but he'll get one Thursday versus a Sharks club notching 3.71 goals per game at home this season.

Antti Niemi
G FA
11 months ago

Niemi will start on the road against the Panthers on Sunday, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old has not seen the ice since Feb. 2, and has a 3.61 GAA and .893 save percentage this campaign. Niemi could be busy, facing a Panthers team that averages 33.3 shots per game. Even though the Finnish netminder draws the start, his minutes will continue be few and far between going forward.

Antti Niemi
G FA
12 months ago

Niemi made 24 saves Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss to New Jersey.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi was pressed into service because of Carey Price's one-game suspension. He will be back on the bench Sunday when the Habs take on Edmonton.

Antti Niemi
G FA
12 months ago

Niemi will start Saturday's home game against the Devils, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi lines up between the pipes because No. 1 goalie Carey Price is serving a one-game suspension for declining an invitation to participate in the All-Star Game. Montreal is expected to call up Michael McNiven from AHL Laval to serve as Niemi's backup.

Antti Niemi
G FA
1 year ago

Niemi made 19 saves in a 5-2 loss to Philadephia on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi is used in spot duty and had been money in the bank for a in his last three games (all wins). Unfortunately, Philly had his number on Saturday. Niemi's record drops to 8-5 with the loss.

Antti Niemi
G FA
1 year ago

Niemi will start between the pipes in Saturday's home game against the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

Niemi was unbelievable in his last start, turning aside 52 of 53 shots en route to an impressive 5-1 victory over the Panthers on Tuesday. The Finnish netminder will look to stay sharp and secure a fourth straight victory in a home matchup with a Philadelphia team that's 8-13-3 on the road this season.

Antti Niemi
G FA
1 year ago

Niemi made 52 saves in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

The above is not a typo, as Niemi was absolutely brilliant in Tuesday's game, allowing a single goal on 53 shots. His performance included 21 saves in the third period. The 52-save showing set a new franchise record for most in a home game. Niemi's season record improves to 8-4-1 with a 3.63 GAA and .897 save percentage. He figures to start one of Montreal's next two games, with the Habs set to play back-to-back contests Friday and Saturday.