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NHL: San Jose 2, Calgary 1 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Handzus and Brent Burns scored shootout goals Tuesday's in the San Jose Sharks' 2-1 win over Calgary.

NHL: Chicago 4, San Jose 3

CHICAGO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Jonathan Toews netted the go-ahead goal and added an assist Sunday in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-3 victory over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 2, Winnipeg 0

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi collected his second shutout of the season while making 24 saves Thursday, boosting the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 win over Winnipeg.

NHL: Minnesota 5, San Jose 4 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Shootout goals by Matt Cullen and Mikko Koivu Tuesday helped the Minnesota Wild to a 5-4 win over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 5, Washington 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and added two assists Saturday in the San Jose Sharks' 5-2 win over Washington.

NHL: San Jose 3, Anaheim 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi allowed an early goal and then shut out Anaheim for the final 57:23 Wednesday, carrying the San Jose Sharks to a 3-1 win over the Ducks.

NHL: San Jose 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Handzus notched the only goal of a shootout Monday, handing the San Jose Sharks a 3-2 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Andrew Ebbett's slap shot eluded Antti Niemi with 1:37 left in overtime Wednesday, giving the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 victory over San Jose.

NHL: Anaheim 3, San Jose 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Andrew Cogliano's second-period goal provided the difference Monday and the Anaheim Ducks broke a long road losing streak with a 3-2 win over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Ryane Clowe's goal in the fourth round of the shootout Friday handed the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 win over Los Angeles.

NHL: San Jose 7, Tampa Bay 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Logan Couture scored San Jose's fourth and fifth goals during a dominating first period Wednesday, sending the Sharks rolling to a 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

NHL: San Jose 3, Edmonton 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Patrick Marleau scored the go-ahead goal on a power play 6 minutes into the third period Saturday and the San Jose Sharks edged Edmonton 3-2.

NHL: San Jose 5, Colorado 4

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Brent Burns started a third-period rally and Logan Couture finished it Thursday, sending the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 triumph over Colorado.

NHL: Colorado 4, San Jose 3 (SO)

DENVER, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Gabriel Landeskog scored in the fifth round of a shootout Tuesday to give the Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 win over San Jose.

NHL: Chicago 3, San Jose 2 (OT)

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Patrick Sharp scored an overtime game-winner for the second straight game Sunday, handing the Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 win over San Jose.
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Antti Niemi
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi (L) makes a save on a shot by Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron during the shootout at the United Center in Chicago on December 18, 2009. The Blackhawks won 5-4 in a shootout. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Antti Mikko Niemi (born 31 May 1972) is a Finnish football goalkeeper, who is currently a free agent. He has spent much of his career in the UK (both the SPL and Premier League), and in 2008 announced his retirement due to injury. However in 2009 he returned to sign for Premier League club Portsmouth FC although he did not make any appearances before leaving in 2010.

Niemi was born in Oulu, Finland and began his career with HJK Helsinki, where he made over 100 appearances in four years, before transferring to FC Copenhagen in 1995. Impressive performances over the next two years saw a transfer to Scotland with Glasgow club Rangers.

Niemi moved to Edinburgh to join Heart Of Midlothian in December 1999. He became a hero for Hearts fans in the three years he played at Tynecastle. He put in some fantastic performances which helped Hearts maintain their status as one of Scotland's best team outside the Old Firm. Niemi also became famous in Scotland for his fantastic ability to save penalties.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Antti Niemi."
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