NHL: New York Islanders 5, Chicago 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 2 (UPI) -- Blake Comeau notched the first hat trick of his NHL career Tuesday as the New York Islanders skated past Chicago 5-3.

NHL: Chicago 5, Columbus 4 (SO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Troy Brouwer's fourth-round shootout goal provided the winning margin Sunday in the Chicago Blackhawks' 5-4 victory over Columbus.

NHL: Chicago 5, Atlanta 4 (SO)

CHICAGO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Jonathan Toews scored the only shootout goal Saturday to hand the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 win over Atlanta.

NHL: Chicago 4, Dallas 3 (SO)

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Kris Versteeg's shootout goal Tuesday lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars.

NHL: Chicago 2, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi made two first-period goals stand up Saturday and the Chicago Blackhawks recorded a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

NHL: Chicago 3, Calgary 1

CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi allowed only a second-period goal Thursday and made 19 saves in leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-1 victory over Calgary.

NHL: Anaheim 3, Chicago 1

CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Anaheim's Jonas Hiller turned away 42 shots Sunday and the Ducks edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1, their fourth straight victory.

NHL: Chicago 5, Anaheim 2

CHICAGO, Minn., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa scored twice for the Chicago Blackhawks, who led all the way Sunday in a 5-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

NHL: Chicago 5, Nashville 4

CHICAGO, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Kane's goal with 43.4 seconds to play Sunday gave the Chicago Blackhawks a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators.

NHL: Chicago 3, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi made 33 saves to collect his fourth career shutout in just 13 appearances this season Wednesday in Chicago's 3-0 blanking of Detroit.

NHL: Chicago 4, Tampa Bay 0

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago goaltender Antti Niemi turned in his third shutout of the season Sunday, blocking 18 shots in a 4-0 Blackhawks win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL: Chicago 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT)

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Kris Versteeg scored with 2:22 left in overtime Saturday to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 road win over Pittsburgh.

NHL: Chicago 1, Vancouver 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi made 30 saves and Bryan Bickell scored a third-period goal Sunday in the Chicago Blackhawks' seventh-straight win, a 1-0 victory over Vancouver.

NHL: Colorado 4, Chicago 3 (SO)

DENVER, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Chris Stewart's goal in the eighth round of the shootout Friday gave Colorado a 4-3 win over Chicago and kept the Avalanche unbeaten at home this season.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Chicago 2

CHICAGO, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Mikael Samuelsson scored unassisted with 4:42 to go in the third period Wednesday, lifting the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over Chicago.
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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

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.

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