NHL: San Jose 5, New Jersey 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton delivered a hat trick Wednesday to help propel San Jose to its first home victory of the season, 5-2 over New Jersey.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Tampa Bay 1

TAMPA, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- Sergei Gonchar's goal 5:17 into the third period was the game-winner Sunday, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 2-1 decision over Tampa Bay.

NHL: N.Y. Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Richard Park's second goal of the game late in regulation lifted the New York Islanders to a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay Saturday.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Vancouver 1

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Martin St. Louis scored twice in the third period Tuesday, delivering the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-1 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Steve Downie scored with 10:49 to play Monday and the Tampa Bay Lightning held on to clip the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.

NHL: New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- David Clarkson scored the only goal of a shootout as the New Jersey Devils edged Tampa Bay 2-1 in an NHL encounter at St. Pete Times Forum Saturday.

NHL: Boston 4, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, March 29 (UPI) -- Tim Thomas stopped 45 shots and Milan Lucic scored twice for Boston Sunday in a 4-3 Bruins victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL: New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 2 (SO)

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Travis Zajac's goal ended a five-round shootout and gave the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL: Philadelphia 7, Washington 1

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Scott Hartnell's second hat trick this season Saturday fueled the Philadelphia Flyers' 7-1 rout of the Washington Capitals.

NHL: Philadelphia 2, Carolina 1 (OT)

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Jeff Carter's goal with 1:26 left in overtime Saturday lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over Carolina.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 3

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Simon Gagne led Philadelphia with a goal and two assists and the Flyers beat Atlanta 4-3 Sunday, ending the Thrashers' five-game win streak.

NHL: Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Pascal Dupuis scored with 10.8 seconds remaining in overtime Tuesday to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

NHL: Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 (SO)

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 29 (UPI) -- Daniel Briere's goal in the third round of a shootout Saturday gave the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 2

PHILADELPHIA, March 18 (UPI) -- Vinny Prospal scored the game-winning goal in the third period Tuesday, handing the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.

NHL: Pittsburgh 7, Philadelphia 1

PITTSBURGH, March 16 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin and Petr Sykora both had two goals and two assists Sunday in Pittsburgh's 7-1 rout of the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Antero Niittymaki
Philadelphia Flyers reserve goalie Antero Niittymaki of Finland stretches during warm ups at the Pepsi Center in Denver on December 7, 2007. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Antero Pertti Elias Niittymäki (Finnish pronunciation: ; born 18 June 1980) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently a member of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He has previously played for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning, as well as in the SM-liiga and the American Hockey League. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, while playing for Team Finland, he was voted the MVP of the entire tournament.

From 1995 to 2002, Niittymäki played for TPS in the SM-liiga (Finnish elite league), playing in the junior SM-liiga prior to 1999. In 2000 he won the Jarmo Wasama memorial trophy for Rookie of the Year, and led TPS to their second straight SM-liiga championship.

Niittymäki was the Philadelphia Flyers' 6th round pick (168th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. "I didn't even know I got drafted. I found out the next morning. I was really surprised," he said in an interview in November 2003. Even if he had opted to go immediately to the United States to play hockey, compulsory military service kept Niittymäki in Finland until January 2001.

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