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Niemi will start Saturday afternoon vs. the Devils.

Niemi allowed four goals on 23 shots in the Canadiens loss to the Flyers on January 19th. With Carey Price serving a one-game suspension for skipping the All-Star game, Niemi will start the front-end of the Canadiens’ back-to-back. Niemi is 4-1-0 with a 2.97 GAA and .912 SV% in five games on home-ice this season.

Source: Stu Cowan 02/2/19, 10:25 am EST

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Niemi will start Tuesday in Detroit.

Niemi allowed two goals on 47 shots in the Canadiens win in Dallas on New Year’s Eve. It was Niemi’s best outing of the season and tonight he gets his second crack at the Red Wings—Niemi stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 7-3 win in their first meeting of the season (Oct.15).

Source: @CanadiensMTL 01/8/19, 8:02 pm EST

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Niemi will start Friday in Florida.

Niemi was yanked after allowed seven goals on 23 shots in the Canadiens 7-1 loss in Minnesota on December 11th. With Carey Price on IR with a lower-body injury, Niemi will start Friday in Florida. Niemi has lost each of his last three starts while allowing a combined 16 goals on 106 shots (.849 SV%). Tonight he takes on a Panthers team that has won four of their last five while averaging 3.60 goals for per game.

Source: J-F Chaumont 12/28/18, 11:49 am EST

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Niemi is expected to start Friday in Florida.

Niemi was yanked after allowed seven goals on 23 shots in the Canadiens 7-1 loss in Minnesota on December 11th. With Carey Price on IR with a lower-body injury, Niemi will start Friday in Florida. Niemi has lost each of his last three starts while allowing a combined 16 goals on 106 shots (.849 SV%). Tonight he takes on a Panthers team that has won four of their last five while averaging 3.60 goals for per game.

Source: Pat Hickey 12/28/18, 11:00 am EST

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Niemi will start Tuesday in Minnesota.

Niemi surrendered three goals on 40 shots in the Canadiens loss in Buffalo on November 23rd. Niemi has given up at least three goals in each of his seven games this season, totalling a 3.61 GAA and .893 SV%. Despite rough numbers, he has a good matchup against a Wild team that has lost seven of their last 10 games while averaging just 2.50 goals per game.

Source: Chantal Machabee 12/11/18, 3:23 pm EST

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Niemi will start Friday in Buffalo.

Niemi allowed six goals on 43 shots in the Canadiens loss in Edmonton on November 13th. Niemi has played in just six of the Canadiens’ first 22 games this season, but will make his second appearance vs. the Sabres tonight. He allowed four goals on 42 shots in a 4-3 loss in their first meeting.

Source: @CanadiensMTL 11/23/18, 11:45 am EST

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NIemi will start Tuesday in Edmonton.

Niemi allowed four goals on 38 shots in the Canadiens win over the Golden Knights on Saturday. Carey Price has struggled against the Oilers in his career, so Niemi will make his sixth appearance tonight in Edmonton. Niemi is 4-1-0 with a 3.30 GAA and .894 SV% in five starts this season.

Source: Ryan Rishaug 11/13/18, 2:55 pm EST

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Niemi will start Saturday vs. the Golden Knights.

Niemi allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Canadiens win in Brooklyn on Monday. Niemi has won three of his first four starts despite posting a below-average 3.13 GAA and .893 SV%. Tonight he faces a Vegas team that is fourth in the NHL in shots per game (34.3) but tied for 29th in goal-scoring (2.38).

Source: Chantal Machabee 11/10/18, 9:42 am EST

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Niemi will start Monday against the Islanders.

Niemi allowed four goals on 42 shots in the Canadiens loss in Buffalo on October 25th. Carey Price has started the last four games, but Niemi will get back in the crease tonight against the Islanders. The veteran netminder has allowed at least three goals in all three of his starts, posting a 3.26 GAA and .898 SV% overall.

Source: J-F Chaumont 11/5/18, 12:46 pm EST

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Niemi is in the starter's crease at the Canadiens morning skate.

Niemi allowed four goals on 42 shots in the Canadiens loss in Buffalo on October 25th. Carey Price has started the last four games, but Niemi will get back in the crease tonight against the Islanders. The veteran netminder has allowed at least three goals in all three of his starts, posting a 3.26 GAA and .898 SV% overall.

Source: Eric Engels 11/5/18, 12:46 pm EST

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Niemi will start Thursday in Buffalo.

Niemi allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Canadiens win over the Red Wings on October 15th. Niemi has not started a game for 10 days, but will make his third start of the season tonight in Buffalo. Niemi has won each of his first two outings, while allowing a combined six goals on 56 shots (.893 SV%). The Sabres are 2-2-0 on home-ice this season.

Source: Renaud Lavoie 10/25/18, 11:30 am EST

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