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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 registered a shutout on 29 saves in San Jose’s 2-0 win over Nashville on Saturday night.
Niemi was making his first start since Dec. 6 as he was out with an undisclosed injury. The 31-year-old has won his last four starts, giving up 11 goals during that span. This was Niemi's second shutout of the season, and 29th of his career. Niemi is an OK number-two goalie in fantasy leagues. He has a 2.42 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. Dec 14 - 1:36 AM

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Confirming an earlier report, Antti Niemi will indeed be between the pipes on Saturday night.

To reiterate, Niemi has a 2.54 GAA and .915 save percentage in 21 contests this season.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Dec 13 - 7:00 PM

Antti Niemi will probably start on Saturday.

Niemi hasn't played in the Sharks' last three games, in part due to an undisclosed injury. He has a 2.54 GAA and .915 save percentage in 21 contests this season.
Dec 12 - 6:16 PM

Antti Niemi (undisclosed) appears to be OK to serve as the Sharks' backup on Thursday.

He took to the ice on Wednesday after he was forced to miss a scheduled start against Edmonton on Tuesday because of an injury he suffered during the morning skate. Niemi is likely to start on Saturday versus Nashville.
Dec 11 - 3:09 PM

Antti Niemi (undisclosed) skated Wednesday for nearly two hours.

"Nemo looked fine," coach Todd McLellan said. "I'll get a report on him, but better than we thought he might be." Niemi was stung by a shot at Tuesday's morning skate and he wasn't able to play against Edmonton as a result. A starter for Thursday's game versus Minnesota hasn't been named yet, but Niemi said he feels good to go if called upon.
Dec 10 - 4:53 PM

Antti Niemi will get the start against Edmonton in the second of a home-and-home series.

Edmonton took the first game 2-1 on Sunday night, ending their 11-game losing streak. San Jose winners of their four heading in, isn't interested in these new trends. Niemi is 9-2 against the Oilers, all but one win as a Shark. He's allowed two or fewer goals in six of those starts.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Dec 9 - 8:29 PM

Antti Niemi made 33 saves in the Sharks’ 3-2 win over the Flames on Saturday night.

The Flames had a big chance to tie up the game late in the third period when Justin Braun went off with a penalty, but Niemi stood tall. He has won four straight games, to give him 11 wins on the season. He also sports a 2.54 goals-against average and .915 save percentage this season. Alex Stalock is likely to make Sunday’s start against the Oilers.
Dec 7 - 1:01 AM

Antti Niemi is getting the start for the Sharks on Saturday night against the Flames.

Niemi has been merely average this season — with a 2.56 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. He’s coming off a win despite giving up four goals on 24 shots.
Dec 6 - 10:14 PM

Antti Niemi is expected to start in Calgary in Saturday.

The Sharks will be coming off a come-from-behind win, and blow-out, of Boston on Thursday night. Niemi is 10-7-3 with a 2.56 GAA and a .914 save percentage. With Alex Stalock back in action, Niemi's hold on the number one job may be in jeopardy.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Dec 5 - 6:09 PM

Antti Niemi stopped just 20-24 in Boston on Thursday night, but San Jose scored seven times to win 7-4.

Boston led twice, 2-0 after the first and 4-3 midway through the game. Neither slowed the Sharks offense in the least. As for Niemi, it wasn't his strongest effort but it's worth noting that Reilly Smith's two goals and Gregory Campbell's included fantastic individual efforts to beat him. And Torey Krug's was through a heavy screen. Take what you will of it.
Dec 5 - 2:08 AM

Antti Niemi was outstanding in stopping 28-of-29 shots in the Sharks' 2-1 win over the Flyers on Tuesday.

Niemi has now won back-to-back starts for the Sharks after Saturday's win over Anaheim. Niemi has not been the problem for the Sharks at the quarter-way mark of the season as he boasts a solid 2.49 goals against average to go with a .917 save percentage despite having just nine wins in 19 appearances this season.
Dec 3 - 1:16 AM

Antti Niemi will get the nod against Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

It's been a rocky season for Niemi and the Sharks who sit two points in back of Winnipeg for the second Wild Card slot. Niemi for his part hosts perhaps the most maligned 2.57 GAA and .914 save percentage ever.
Dec 2 - 7:54 PM

Antti Niemi did barely enough to get the 6-4 win for the Sharks on Saturday night against the Ducks.

Niemi made 30 saves on 34 shots. San Jose entered the third period with a 5-2 advantage, then gave up two goals early in the third period to make things interesting. Niemi’s win was his first since Nov. 13. He has a 2.57 goals-against average and .914 save percentage this season.
Nov 30 - 1:40 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start in goal for San Jose Saturday.

The netminder is 7-7-3 this season with a 2.49 GAA and a .917 save percentage. The Sharks are scrambling for a backup and Alex Stalock could be available but it will be Niemi between the pipes as the Sharks take on Anaheim.
Nov 29 - 10:35 AM

Antti Niemi stopped 18-of-19 shots but took the loss in the Sharks 1-0 setback to Calgary on Wednesday.

The Sharks just couldn't get any puck luck in this game and Niemi took the loss on his stat line because of it. Niemi started his 17th game for the Sharks and owns a 7-7-3 record to go with his 2.49 GAA and .917 save percentage. His two backups, Alex Stalock and Troy Grosenick, are injured so he figures to get all the starts going forward.
Nov 27 - 1:44 AM

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