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WATCH: Anze Kopitar scores sick Game 7 goal

In the second period of Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks, Kopitar scored an absolutely sick goal that deserves another look. Kings winger Justin Williams drove down the right side of the ice deep in the Sharks’ zone, while Kopitar drove to the front of the net. Williams then fired a pass to Kopitar, who collected it, paused for just a split second, made a quick move to the right...
Via Rumors and Rants
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Antti Niemi will start for Sharks in Game 7 after sitting Game 6

With one game to decide if the Sharks live to see another day in the 2013-14 season, coach Todd McLellan is turning back to his No. 1 goaltender in net. After being benched in Game 6, Antti Niemi will get the start for San Jose in Game 7 on Wednesday night against the Kings. Captain Joe Thornton says he'll be ready to go. Niemi has not been particuarly strong in this series...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Niemi doesn't know if he's starting Sharks' playoff opener

Antti Niemi said on Tuesday that he still doesn’t know if he’s going to be the man between the pipes for Thursday’s playoff opener against Los Angeles. But, just like he has all season, he’ll prepare as if he’s getting the call. "Either way, you've got to prepare yourself to be ready to play,” he said. “So, I do anything I would (normally do). Just like in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

There could be a storm brewing for the San Jose Sharks

Seriously, the San Jose Sharks are way too hot right now. Currently, the Sharks are on a six-game win streak and are tied with the Anaheim Ducks as leaders of the Pacific Division. Who exactly have the Sharks beaten? In six games, they have taken down three playoff-contending teams. Most notably, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Also, Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (who I spent my last week...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Niemi finding his game at the right time for Sharks

It’s not often the Sharks need their goaltender to bail them out. A deep offensive attack combined with responsible play in their own zone is why they are once again challenging for the President’s Trophy for most points in the league. On Sunday, though, they needed Antti Niemi to stand tall, as a fatigued group playing its third road game in four days was not at the top of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: This town may not be big enough for the both of us

San Jose Sharks: This town may not be big enough for the both of usAntti Niemi first signed with the San Jose Sharks in 2010. He was 26 years old at the time and was the proud owner of one Stanley Cup title from the year before. Upon his arrival, Niemi understood the situation that the Sharks were putting him in. He would be replacing the best goalie in Sharks’ history: Evgeni...
Via isportsweb.com
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks Goalie Antti Niemi Early Season Save of the Year Candidate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BqxJfJx79w We’ve seen bad goals allowed and goaltenders scoring goals this NHL season. How about a good old-fashioned great save? San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi had a game-saver on Monday night. After stopping 24 shots in regulation and overtime of a scoreless tie, he needed to stop the Detroit Red Wings’ Todd Bertuzzi in the shootout to...
Via Unathletic
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi has new mask dedicate to Finnish Winter War

San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi had a new mask painted for him that will be used next season and it is pretty cool.  On the mask he has the San Jose Sharks logo as well as  soldiers from the Legendary Finnish Winter War.  The creator provided some insight on the mask: It is a tribute to the Finnish people and the legendary heroes of the Finnish Winter War from year 1939 to...
Via Diehardsport
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

How to Beat the Goalie: Niemi

(Jason O. Watson-US Presswire) Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks, Antti Niemi's stock (and play) has risen high. Niemi, now the starting goalie with the San Jose Sharks, hasn't had the same success in the playoffs with San Jose, but isn't entirely his fault, but rather the players in front of him. The Finnish goaltender will...
Via Fang Faction
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cam Gore: Is this Niemi’s time year?

This will be the third season that Sharks goalie Antti Niemi has locked down the starting position after parting ways with the Chicago Blackhawks only months after they won the Stanley Cup; is it time for fans to expect more. Niemi’s first year with the club he got off to a slow start but finished the season strong by playing a ton of hockey. He led the team to another Pacific...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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