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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 made 30 saves on 34 shots but it was enough to beat the Red Wings on Thursday night, as his team gave him six goals of offence.
Niemi snapped a two game losing streak and improved his record to 29-22-7 this year with a .914 save percentage and 2.62 goals against average. Mar 27 - 12:32 AM

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Antti Niemi will get the start in Thursday's game against Detroit.

The 31-year-old has a 28-22-7 record with a 2.60 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this season. Niemi only has one win in his last five games. The Sharks' playoff chances are fading rapidly.
Mar 26 - 7:32 PM

Antti Niemi made just 32 saves in Monday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa.

With the loss, the Sharks now sit 10 points back of Winnipeg for the final Wild Card slot, and eight back of Calgary for the third slot in the Pacific. One could argue that Niemi didn't get a lot of help, he also let in his share of softies as well. Niemi's record drops to 28-22-7 with a .914 save percentage and a 2.60 GAA this season.
Mar 24 - 1:03 AM

Antti Niemi will get the nod in goal Monday night when the Sharks visit the Ottawa Senators.

Niemi continues to be a work horse for a Sharks team that is currently on the outside, looking in for a playoff spot. He will start his 57th game of the season, which is eighth most in the league, and will try to improve upon his 28-21-7 record, 2.57 goals-against-average, and .915 save percentage. In his only other start against Ottawa this season, he took a loss giving up three goals on 30 shots.
Mar 23 - 5:19 PM

Antti Niemi made 27 saves in the Sharks’ 2-0 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Niemi allowed one goal, with the final one going in while the extra attacker was on the ice. He has given up two goals over his past two games. The Sharks are six points out of a playoff spot, with 11 games remaining. Niemi has a 2.57 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 10:04 PM

San Jose goalie Antti Niemi will get the start against the Canadiens in Montreal Saturday night.

It will be the eighth consecutive start for the Sharks' netminder. Niemi had both of San Jose's shutouts against the Canadiens in 2013-14. The Sharks are fifth in the Pacfic Division with 78 points, six points behind the second wild card in the Stanley Cup playoffs from the Western Conference. San Jose hasn't missed the playoffs since 2002-03.
Mar 21 - 5:09 PM

Antti Niemi made 27 saves on 28 shots to reel in a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

Niemi improves his record to 28-20-7 this season and snaps a two game losing streak where he gave up a combined eight goals. The Sharks are six points out of the playoffs with 11 games to go.
Mar 20 - 12:05 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

The Sharks come in trailing the Winnipeg Jets for the final Wild Card slot by five points, with Pacific division foe Calgary in between. Niemi for his part owns a 27-20-7 record with a .913 save percentage and a 2.63 GAA through 54 starts this season. He also owns 29 Quality Starts against nine Really Bad Starts, a poor ratio to say the least. Niemi is 4-1-0 with nine goals against in five career starts versus the Leafs.
Mar 19 - 5:23 PM

Antti Niemi allowed three goals on eight shots Tuesday and was replaced just 13 minutes into a 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Niemi just didn't have it tonight, although in his defense, Alex Stalock also struggled by giving up two goals of his own on 14 shots in the defeat. It's anybody's guess which goaltender will get the nod in San Jose's next game.
Mar 17 - 11:17 PM

Antti Niemi will get the start versus the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Through 53 starts this season, Niemi owns a 27-19-7 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.58 GAA. He also owns just 29 Quality Start against eight Really Bad Starts. Niemi owns a 5-2-1 record in eight starts versus the Jets franchise with 18 goals against. The Sharks meanwhile sit five points back of the Kings in the Pacific and for the final Wild Card slot.
Mar 17 - 5:41 PM

Things went poorly for Antti Niemi and the San Jose Sharks, who fell to the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 6-2.

In the past two games, Niemi only allowed a single goal. This time around, he gave up five goals on 29 shots.
Mar 14 - 7:07 PM

Antti Niemi steered aside all 35 shots he faced Thursday as the Sharks blanked Nashville by a score of 2-0.

The Sharks' number one netminder has now won back to back starts and has allowed just one goal on 75 shots in the two outings. Niemi has struggled to fend off Alex Stalock for playing time at certain points of the season, but he seems to be separating himself when it matters most.
Mar 13 - 1:17 AM

Antti Niemi will get the start in Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators.

The 31-year-old has a 26-18-7 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and .914 save percentage. Niemi has just two wins in his last six contests. Niemi is 1-0-0 with no goals against in his only start against the Predators this season.
Mar 12 - 6:28 PM

A group of San Jose Sharks veteran players reportedly approached GM Doug Wilson before the trade deadline to urge him to keep Antti Niemi.

Niemi was frequently the subject of trade speculation, but the Sharks felt they still had a chance to make the playoffs and didn't want to lose their starting goaltender at the 11th hour. "If that's the case, for sure it makes me feel appreciated here, and it makes me appreciate them even more," Niemi said. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and it remains to be seen if he'll re-sign with San Jose. He has a 2.58 GAA and .914 save percentage in 51 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 10 - 5:25 PM

Antti Niemi posted a performance to remember on Monday night, stopping 39 of 40 shots in regulation and another seven in the shootout to help San Jose topple Sidney Crosby and the Penguins 2-1.

It was the most shots the 31-year-old has faced on a victorious occasion this season, and also just the second time since January the veteran has allowed less than two goals. Niemi has struggled as of late with just four wins in his past 12 games, but Monday night was truly a dazzling performance to earn his team two points. Niemi is 26-18-7 on the year with a .914 save percentage and 2.58 goals against average.
Mar 10 - 3:19 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Chris Tierney
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3Melker Karlsson
4John Scott
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Ben Smith
4Barclay Goodrow
5Daniil Tarasov
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Mirco Mueller
6Matt Irwin
7Taylor Fedun
8Scott Hannan
9Karl Stollery
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock