Niklas Backstrom 32 | Goaltender

Minnesota Wild

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Wed. Nov 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Darcy Kuemper was pulled after giving up four goals in the first period of Wednesday's loss to the Kings. Backstrom replaced him and stopped all 12 shots he faced in two periods. Impact: Kuemper didn't get much help from his defense, so his poor outing may not change the mix at goaltender. Backstrom still mostly gets starts in back-to-back games and should get a start either Friday or Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Nov 25, 2014
News: Backstrom allowed just one goal on 30 shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Panthers. Impact: Had it not been for a second-period deflection by unlikely scorer Shawn Thornton, the veteran netminder would have had his first shutout of the year. Backstrom has only made five starts this season -- posting a 3-2-0 record with a 2.28 GAA and .906 save percentage -- and doesn't figure to get between the pipes regularly with coach Mike Yeo leaning heavily on youngster Darcy Kuemper.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Nov 24, 2014
News: Backstrom will start between the pipes Monday against the Panthers, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: The veteran netminder has dealt with a few injuries in recent years, which have resulted in him being relegated to the backup role behind Darcy Kuemper. Backstrom is 2-2-0 on the season, but his .890 save percentage leaves a lot to be desired.(RotoWire, )
Nov 16, 2014
News: Backstrom allowed three goals on 22 shots before being pulled in the third period of Sunday's 4-3 overtime win against the Jets. Impact: Backstrom actually entered the third period with a shutout as the Wild led 3-0, but he allowed three goals in less than five minutes to allow Winnipeg to even the score. Darcy Kuemper came in and didn't give up another goal to pick up the win.(RotoWire, )
Nov 16, 2014
News: Backstrom will start in goal Sunday against the Jets. Impact: Coach Mike Yeo indicated Backstrom wouldl likely be the starter, and now that appears to be the case. His last appearance came in relief Thursday, when he stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced after coming in 6:24 into the first period.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Nov 15, 2014
News: Coach Mike Yeo said that he expects to start Backstrom in goal Sunday against the Jets, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Impact: Darcy Kuemper probably needed to shut out the Stars on Saturday in order to earn himself both starts of the Wild's weekend back-to-back, and he nearly did just that, stopping 27 of 28 shots in the victory. However, Kuemper had performed miserably prior to that, so it seems likely that Yeo will rest him in favor of Backstrom, who was magnificent in relief of Kuemper his last time out. He stopped 25 of 26 shots Thursday against the Sabres, leading the Wild to a come-from-behind victory. Look for Yeo to confirm Backstrom as Sunday's starter prior to pregame warmups.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Nov 13, 2014
News: Backstrom stopped 25 of 26 shots in relief of Darcy Kuemper during Thursday's 6-3 win over Buffalo. Impact: Kuemper was pulled just 6:24 into the first period after giving up goals on each of the first two shots he faced, so this was very nearly a start for Backstrom. It's just his second win in four starts, and his best game among those by far.(RotoWire, )
Niklas Backstrom
2014-15 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 194  Age: 36
Born: 2/13/1978, Helsinki, Finland
Shoots: left
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Darcy Kuemper
2. Niklas Backstrom