Scores & Stats
National Hockey League

Position
G
 
Jersey
31
Name  Antti Niemi
Born  8/29/1983
Height  6-2
Weight  210
Shoots  L
12/21/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi allowed two goals during Saturday's overtime victory against St. Louis.
Insight: He faced 20 shots on goal, and is now 14-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .917 save percentage. Niemi should be in all lineups each time he is between the pipes.
 
12/14/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped all 29 shots he faced in a shutout of the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: That is a great sign for Niemi, who missed the last two starts for an undisclosed injury reason. Niemi is 12-7-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .919 save percentage this season.
 
12/7/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi played well in Saturday's win over Calgary.
Insight: He made 33 saves on 35 shots, and is now 11-7-3 with a 2.53 GAA and .915 save percentage. Niemi remains the top goaltending option in San Jose.
 
11/27/2014 11:21:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi was not really tested on Wednesday.
Insight: He did stop 17-of-18 shots on goal, but it was not enough. Niemi is now 7-7-3 with a 2.49 GAA and .917 save percentage.
 
11/23/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi played well enough to earn the victory Saturday versus Arizona.
Insight: He stopped 22-of-25 shots on goal and improved his record to 7-6-3 on the season. Niemi now has a 2.58 GAA and .915 save percentage, which owners would like to see him improve.
 
11/13/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi earned a victory Thursday over the Lightning.
Insight: He stopped 32-of-33 shots on goal and is now 7-5-1 on the season. Niemi is clearly the Sharks top goaltender.
 
10/30/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi Niemi- played well thursday against Minnesota.
Insight: He stopped 43-of-46 shots, and is firmly entrenched as the team's number one goaltender.
 
10/29/2014 10:42:00 AM
Description: Sharks netminder Antti Niemi stopped 31-of-33 shots against the Avalanche as San Jose beat Colorado, 3-2, in a shootout.
Insight: Niemi has been a pleasant surprise to fantasy owners this season. He is 5-2 with a 2.66 GAA and .918 save percentage.
 
4/30/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi will start Game 7 of the Sharks' playoff series against the Kings on Wednesday.
Insight: San Jose has allowed Los Angeles to tie the series after leading 3-0. Niemi was pulled in both Game 4 and 5 after allowing eight goals and San Jose started Alex Stalock in Game 6.
 
3/9/2014 9:02:00 AM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi made 27 saves to blank the Canadiens Saturday night.
Insight: It was Niemi's third shutout of the season. The 30-year-old is 31-13-6 with a 2.37 GAA and a .912 SV% in 51 games, down slightly from last season but in line with his career numbers.
 
Hot10/26/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi (22 saves) recorded his second shutout in his last three games Saturday against Montreal.
Insight: Niemi hasn't allowed more than three goals in any game this season. It's still early but Niemi could be in the running for the Vezina Trophy if this keeps up.
 
Hot10/21/2013 10:45:00 PM
Description: Sharks goalie Antti Niemi continued his torrid start with a 24-save shutout Monday against Detroit.
Insight: It's Niemi's first blank slate of the season and the 24th of his career. Niemi has started all nine of San Jose's games to start the year.
 
Hot10/11/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: San Jose goaltender Antti Niemi is still perfect after four games with four wins.
Insight: Niemi has yielded just five goals for a 1.25 GAA and a .945 SV% as the Sharks have crushed their first four opponents, scoring 21 times and winning by at least three goals each time out.
 
4/29/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi tied for the NHL lead in goalie wins with 24.
Insight: Niemi started 43 of San Jose's 48 games this season and posted a 2.16 GAA, .924 SV% and four shutouts. New York's Henrik Lundqvist and Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom also won 24 games.
 
4/18/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi is 6-2-1 with a 2.11 GAA and .929 SV% in April.
Insight: Niemi quietly has gone 22-10-6 with a 2.12 GAA and .926 SV% this season. He'll start Thursday against the Wild.
 
3/28/2013 12:59:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi blanked Anaheim on 22 shots Wednesday for his second shutout of the season.
Insight: Niemi has a 2.69 GAA this month but he has had a tremendous season, going 14-8-5 with a 2.22 GAA and .922 SV%.
 
Cold3/20/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi has allowed at least three goals in each of his last six starts and four in each of his last two. He'll try to turn it around Wednesday when he starts at Edmonton.
Insight: Niemi only has 11 wins this season despite posting a .922 SV% and 2.26 GAA, and six of those wins came in his first six starts. He's 5-7-5 over his last 18 starts.
 
2/9/2013 6:52:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi battled Mike Smith of the Coyotes to a scoreless tie over the first 65 minutes Saturday before losing in a shootout.
Insight: Niemi had four days to think about his worst start of the season Tuesday against the Blackhawks, when he gave up four goals on 30 shots. Niemi bounced back with 21 saves Saturday but couldn't pick up his first win of February. The netminder is 0-1-2 this month after going 6-0 in his first six starts.
 
Hot1/29/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi will try to extend his record to 5-0 when he starts Tuesday against the Ducks.
Insight: Niemi (.933 SV%, 2.01 GAA) has racked up at least 24 saves while getting at least four goals of support in all four starts.
 
1/24/2013 4:05:00 PM
Description: San Jose netminder Antti Niemi will start again Thursday against the Coyotes.
Insight: Niemi has played well and benefited from San Jose's offense. The Sharks have scored 10 goals in two games and Niemi has saved 57 of 61 shots in 120 minutes to start out 2-0. With Mike Smith (lower-body injury) expected to miss Thursday's game, Niemi should have an easier path to win No. 3.
 

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