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Henrik Lundqvist poked in the eye, replaced in Game 1

The Rangers/Penguins first-round playoff series already featured a third string goalie in Jeff Zatkoff. And now the backup goalie is getting work on the other side, as Henrik Lundqvist was replaced by Antti Raanta to start the second period of Game 1. Here’s why: Lundqvist was poked in the eye inadvertently by the stick of defenseman Marc Staal with under a minute left. And...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Practice notes: Fast to third line, Raanta to start

Some new lines from practice today, per the Rangers Twitter: Chris Kreider-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash JT Miller-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello Kevin Hayes-Eric Staal-Jesper Fast Tanner Glass-Dominic Moore-Viktor Stalberg Oscar Lindberg is again the healthy scratch. Antti Raanta will start in Montreal. I’d expect him to get two more starts down the stretch to keep Hank fresh. The...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Antti Raanta makes sprawling save to rob T.J. Oshie

Some of you may know Antti Raanta as the former backup goaltender of the Chicago Blackhawks. He was relegated to a third-string role after Scott Darling took over the backup role during their run to the playoffs. He famously said to a Finnish Newspaper that he hoped the team would lose so he could return home to Finland. Luckily he has moved on from the incident and is now playing...
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March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Antti Raanta steals the show in dramatic win at the Garden

In the first game following the trade deadline, the focus was on Eric Staal. But it was the Rangers backup goaltender that stole the show for the Rangers in a dramatic 2-1 win over the Blue Jackets. Raanta made 26 saves, many of them very difficult, including one as time expired to preserve the win. […] The post Antti Raanta steals the show in dramatic win at the Garden appeared...
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March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Antii Raanta wanted Blackhawks to lose in playoffs

By Sam Blazer It has been a few months since the Blackhawks won the Cup, but it doesn’t mean some players aren’t still thinking about their playoff run. Antti Raanta, part-time back up goaltender to the Blackhawks last year, was quoted as saying, “With fingers crossed I hoped Nashville would beat us (CHI) in four so I could get back to Finland sooner. I was so pissed.”...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Rangers find their backup in Antti Raanta

The New York Rangers were busy this weekend, shopping backup goalie Cam Talbot, one of the hottest goaltenders on the market. After weeks of speculation, the Rangers shipped Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for draft picks. While they didn’t get the massive rumored haul that Twitter speculated they might, the club did well to get value for a goaltender who was likely to...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks G Antti Raanta unveils unique pads for Stadium Series

On March 1st, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks will square off at Soldier Field for another Stadium Series game. Blackhawks goalie Antti Raanta will don these awesome and unique pads for the game, though Corey Crawford should be starting. I love the four feathers on the pads and the Blackhawks secondary logo on the blocker and catcher. [Reddit Hockey] The post Blackhawks...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Antti Raanta, Blackhawks Shutout Kings

Antti Raanta registered his first career NHL shutout and Brandon Saad’s first period goal held up as the game winner as the Blackhawks finished 2013 with a 1-0 win at the expense of the Los Angeles Kings. Raanta stopped all … Continue reading →The post Antti Raanta, Blackhawks Shutout Kings appeared first on Committed Indians.
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Antti Raanta, Blackhawks Bounce Back

Less than 24 hours after getting demolished in Toronto, Antti Raanta and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back with a resounding home victory over the streaking Los Angeles Kings. Raanta was back between the pipes after lasting only two periods against … Continue reading →The post Antti Raanta, Blackhawks Bounce Back appeared first on Committed Indians.
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks: A wild finish…this is the circus trip

In what was a wild finish Wednesday night in Calgary, the Blackhawks squeaked out a 3-2 win to hang on to first place in the Western Conference. The game, that featured a battle of rookie goaltenders, Antti Raanta made his first NHL start as he opposed Calgary rookie net minder Reto Berra. Antti Raanta #31 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates after a victory over the Calgary Flames...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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