NHL: Chicago 4, Edmonton 3

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Cam Barker gave Chicago a two-goal lead with 2:52 remaining Wednesday and the Blackhawks held on to edge Edmonton 4-3.

NHL: Chicago 4, Florida 0

HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Finland native Antti Niemi stopped 23 shots for his first career shutout Saturday in the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-0 NHL win over Florida in Helsinki.

NHL: Colorado 5, Chicago 1

CHICAGO, March 8 (UPI) -- Five Colorado players scored and Peter Budaj blocked 24 Chicago shots in a 5-1 win over the Blackhawks Sunday that ended a six-game Avalanche losing streak.

NHL: Chicago 4, Los Angeles 2

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- Chicago's Jonathan Toews scored with 47 seconds left in the first period Sunday and the Blackhawks went on to beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 4 (OT)

CHICAGO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Evgeni Malkin scored a power-play goal 1:36 into overtime Friday night and the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame a hat trick by Jonathan Toews to defeat Chicago 5-4.
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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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