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Antti Niemi | Goalie

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/29/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Antti Niemi turned aside 24-of-26 shots to backstop the Sharks to a 4-2 win over rival LA on Wednesday.
Niemi has now won three of his last four starts and has just one regulation loss in his last five games. He has been a true number one goalie for the Sharks' this season, despite all the talk in the off-season of shared duties between the pipes for San Jose. Niemi is 19-11-5 with a 2.57 GAA and .912 save percentage heading into the All-Star break. Jan 22 - 2:56 AM

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Antti Niemi is expected to get the nod in net for Wednesday's tilt against the Kings.

Niemi will be making his 35th start of the season against the rival Kings. In his career against the Kings, he has certainly held his own, posting a 13-7-1 record, 2.37 goals-against-average, and .923 save percentage in 24 appearances. He underachieved in the 2014-2015 season though, posting a mediocre 2.59 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Jan 21 - 5:32 PM

Antti Niemi allowed four goals on 23 shots in the Sharks’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames on Saturday night.

Not good. Niemi had given up a total of five goals over his last three games prior to this one. With a 19-11-5 record, 2.59 goals-against average and .911 save percentage, Niemi is more of number-two goaltender in fantasy leagues.
Jan 18 - 12:56 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start in Saturday's game vs. the Calgary Flames.

The 31-year-old has won his last two starts coming into this game. Niemi has an 18-11-4 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage.
Jan 17 - 2:02 PM

Antti Niemi made 24 saves in San Jose's big 3-1 win over Toronto on Thursday night.

The Sharks out-shot the Leafs 30-12 over the final 40 minutes, but the Leafs out-shot the Sharks in the first by a count of 13-12. Thing is, it's the goal count that matters, which the Sharks won 2-1 in the first. The one was a fortunate bounce that Roman Polak tucked home before Niemi could slide over. The veteran Finnish netminder improved to 18-11-4 with a .913 save percentage and 2.54 GAA.
Jan 16 - 1:55 AM

Antti Niemi will start Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs haven't scored a goal on their California road trip, which is probably good news for Niemi. The 31-year-old is 17-11-4, with a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .912 save percentage. Niemi should be a popular Fan Duel pick tonight.
Jan 15 - 7:28 PM

Antti Niemi turned aside 27 shots in a 3-2 win over Arizona on Tuesday.

Niemi helped the the Sharks snap a three game losing streak with his solid effort that was his 17th win of the season. It was good to see from the Sharks' number one as he had allowed 15 goals through the first four games of this calendar year. He brings a 17-11-4 record to go with his 2.59 goals against average and .912 save percentage into his next start.
Jan 14 - 12:07 AM

Antti Niemi will start against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

Through four starts in 2015, Niemi is 1-3 with 15 goals against. Eleven of those goals however went to the Blues. He's 16-11-4 with 80 goals against through 31 games this season. Niemi is also 12-4-4 in 21 career games against Arizona with 44 goals against.
Jan 13 - 8:31 PM

Antti Niemi saved 29 of 31 shots in the Sharks’ 3-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.

Niemi was pretty good in this one, but he also got some help from the Toronto war room after Mats Zuccarello’s shot appeared to cross the goal line while in his glove, but apparently Toronto didn’t see it that way. The final goal went in with him at the bench for the extra skater. Niemi has a 2.61 goals-against average and .911 save percentage this season.
Jan 11 - 12:53 AM

Antti Niemi will start against the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

Aside from his two recent terrible outings against the St. Louis Blues, Niemi has actually been quite good since the beginning of December. Niemi has won eight of his last dozen starts while allowing 30 goals. Thirteen of those goals went to the Blues over three starts, mind you. On the season he's 16-10-4 with .910 save percentage and 2.63 GAA.
Jan 10 - 5:56 PM

Antti Niemi was ousted midway through the second period after allowing five goals on 21 shots in a lopsided Sharks loss to St. Louis.

Niemi still owns a solid 16-10-4, but is not as consistent this season with a .910 save percentage and 2.63 goals against average. San Jose will look to get back on track Saturday at home against the New York Rangers.
Jan 8 - 11:38 PM

Antti Niemi will start against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

Niemi will get a chance for revenge on the Blues after surrendering six goals to them on Saturday. Don't despair, he allowed only 39 goals in his 16 previous starts against the Notes dating back to 2010.
Jan 8 - 5:48 PM

San Jose goalie Antti Niemi turned aside 17 shots in the Sharks' 3-2 victory over the Jets in Winnipeg Monday night.

He wasn't particularly dazzling or busy, but he did what he had to do to collect his 16th win of the season. He improved his goals-against average slightly, to 2.51. His save percentage is .914. Niemi is dependable but to say he's been outstanding for the Sharks this season would be an overstatement. Monday, he improved his career record against Winnipeg to 3-2-1.
Jan 5 - 11:11 PM

Antti Niemi will be between the pipes for the Sharks Monday night in Winnipeg.

The veteran goaltender has put up very pedestrian numbers so far this season with a 2.53 goals-against-average and .914 save percentage in 28 games started. He has yet to face the Jets in the 2014-2015 season but in five career starts against them, Niemi owns a 2-2-1 record, 3.13 GAA, and .897 save percentage, so tread carefully if you decide to start him Monday in Winnipeg.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 5 - 6:51 PM

Antti Niemi was Swiss cheese-like in Saturday’s loss, giving up six goals in the Sharks’ 7-2 setback to the Blues on Saturday night.

Niemi played nearly five minutes into the third period before he was yanked in favor of Alex Stalock. This was easily Niemi’s worst performance of the season. The Associated Press’ Josh Dubow noted that this was the first time the Sharks gave up seven goals at home since Nov. 25, 2009, against the Blackhawks. Niemi has a 2.53 goals-against average and .914 save percentage this season. Stalock stopped one of the two shots he faced.
Jan 4 - 1:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2James Sheppard
3Tye McGinn
4Mike Brown
5Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Melker Karlsson
4Tyler Kennedy
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock