Sabres goalie Anders Nilsson proud to be ambassador for ‘Hockey is for Everyone’

BUFFALO – When the Edmonton Oilers held their annual skills competition last season, goalie Anders Nilsson and his teammates wrapped their stick blades with a new rainbow-colored tape. Using Pride Tape, which promotes inclusiveness in sports, got Nilsson, now the Sabres’ backup netminder, thinking. “They said we were the first team in North America to do that,” Nilsson said...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
18 days ago

Full Sabres roster pushed Derek Grant to Amerks; Goalie Anders Nilsson to start

BUFFALO – OK, so if the Sabres need a fourth-line center – they’ve been using Nick Deslauriers sparingly in that spot, forcing them to essentially use only three trios – why did they assign Derek Grant to the Rochester Americans? When the Sabres reclaimed Grant on waivers Monday, it was assumed they would utilize him as their No. 4 pivot. After all, Grant played 35 games...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
18 days ago

Anders Nilsson has a pride flag on his helmet to increase awareness

If you’ve watched the Buffalo Sabres this season, you may have noticed that goaltender Anders Nilsson has a splash of color on the back of his mask. That spot of color is the pride flag and the story behind it being on Nilsson’s mask is pretty commendable. Nilsson recently spoke with the Buffalo News about the pride flag and why he chose to have it on the back of his helmet...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Nilsson, Sabres shut out Panthers 3-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Anders Nilsson made 33 saves in his second NHL shutout and the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Florida Panthers 3-0 on Saturday. Sam Reinhart had a goal and an assist for Buffalo. Johan Larsson and Kyle Okposo also scored. The Sabres (2-3-2) snapped a four-game winless streak and earned their first home victory of the season. Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots for Florida...
Via Associated Press
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Sabres acquire goalie Anders Nilsson in trade with Blues

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have addressed their backup goalie situation by acquiring the rights to Anders Nilsson in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. The Sabres dealt a 2017 fifth-round draft pick to St. Louis on Saturday. Buffalo must still sign Nilsson, who is a restricted free agent. Nilsson had a 10-13-3 record and 3.12 goals-against average in 29 games split...
Via Associated Press
July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues acquire Anders Nilsson from the Oilers

The Blues made a rather insignificant, potentially unneccessary trade on Saturday morning by acquiring goaltender Anders Nilsson from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick. The trade was made by the Blues for one simple reason: NHL experience. Nilsson has NHL experience while the team’s current backup options behind...
Via Frozen Notes
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders Cruise to 8-1 Victory Against Oilers

Anders Nilsson was hoping to have a strong performance in his first career game against the team that drafted him. But the New York Islanders scored three first period goals sending Nilsson to the bench and routing the Edmonton Oilers, 8-1 at Barclays Center. Johnny Boychuk scored the opening goal with a blast to kick off the scoring. It was No. 55’s first goal in his second game...
Via Islanders Insight
February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Nilsson makes 42 saves, Oilers beat Stars 2-1 in OT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Jordan Eberle scored 45 seconds into overtime and Anders Nilsson made 42 saves to lift the last-place Edmonton Oilers over the first-place Dallas Stars 2-1 on Friday night. The Oilers won their second straight game but remained tied for last in the Pacific Division with Calgary. The league-leading Stars lost for the second time in three games and fell to...
Via Associated Press
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers get G Anders Nilsson in trade with Blackhawks

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 25-year-old Nilsson has a 9-9 record and a 3.05 goals-against average in 23 career NHL games with the New York Islanders. He played in the Kontinental Hockey League last season. Nilsson was traded from New York to Chicago last October in the deal that sent...
Via Associated Press
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

On the Losing End: Islanders rally in 3rd, beat Flyers in shootout

Anders Nilsson stops Sean Couturier to seal a shootout win for the Islanders over the Flyers. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com) So many times this season, the Philadelphia Flyers were trying to come from behind. Finally, on Monday, they were protecting a third-period lead. But the New York Islanders fierce rally showed the Flyers what it's like on the other side. Two power-play goals...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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