Niklas Backstrom 32 | Goaltender

Minnesota Wild

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Sat. Oct 18, 2014 Source: RotoWire
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News: Backstrom will make his first start of the season Sunday against the Kings, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. [-]
Impact: What was thought to be a timeshare in goal between Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper to start the season has quickly devolved into a one-sided competition, as the red-hot Kuemper has been in the net for the Wild's first three turns. It's hard to argue with coach Mike Yeo for riding the young goaltender, who set a franchise record with a 163-minute shutout streak to open the season. Backstrom will spell Kuemper on Sunday, but even with a decent performance against the Kings, he seems unlikely to usurp Kuemper as Yeo's preferred option in goal.
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Season & Career
GP GS W L OTL GAA SV% SO
2013-14 Season  21  19  5  11  2  3  .899  0
On Pace  431  390  103  226  41  3  .899  0
Career  390  377  189  135  47  2  .916  28
GOALIE COMPARISONS
Backstrom
0
League Average
1.2
League Leader
4

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Niklas Backstrom
2014-15 Season
W-L-O
5-11-2
GAA
3.02
SV%
.899
SO
0
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  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