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NHL: San Jose 3, Minnesota 2 (OT)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton scored off a turnover 3:30 into overtime Saturday, elevating the streaking San Jose Sharks over Minnesota 3-2.

NHL: San Jose 3, Calgary 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski scored twice and goaltender Antti Niemi came up big during the third period Monday in the San Jose Sharks' 3-2 victory over Calgary.

NHL: San Jose 5, Tampa Bay 4

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski scored a natural hat trick in the second period, offsetting four goals from Martin St. Louis and lifting the San Jose Sharks over Tampa Bay 5-4.

NHL: San Jose 2, Washington 1 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi made 35 saves and Patrick Marleau scored the only goal in a shootout Tuesday, elevating the San Jose Sharks over Washington 2-1.

NHL: Boston 1, San Jose 0

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Tuukka Rask logged his fifth shutout of the season Saturday and the Boston Bruins handed San Jose a rare regulation home loss, edging the Sharks 1-0.

NHL: San Jose 4, Detroit 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski scored twice over the first two periods to drive Jimmy Howard out of the game Thursday and San Jose went on to defeat Detroit 4-1.

NHL: Nashville 3, San Jose 1

NASHVILLE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Mattias Ekholm notched the go-ahead score in the second period and Marek Mazanec had a solid game in goal Tuesday, hoisting Nashville over San Jose 3-1.

NHL: Colorado 4, San Jose 3

DENVER, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, including the eventual game-winning goal, and the Colorado Avalanche held off a San Jose comeback for a 4-3 win Saturday.

NHL: San Jose 5, Edmonton 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski assisted on the game's first goal and scored the final one Thursday in the San Jose Sharks' 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

NHL: Anaheim 6, San Jose 3

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Getzlaf led a potent Anaheim attack with a goal and two assists Tuesday and the Ducks got back on the winning track with a 6-3 victory over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 3, Anaheim 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Brent Burns notched a goal and an assist Sunday, helping the San Jose Sharks break Anaheim's 10-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory.

NHL: San Jose 4, Phoenix 3 (SO)

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau scored on San Jose's only two attempts in the shootout Friday, bringing the Sharks a 4-3 win over Phoenix.

NHL: San Jose 5, Colorado 4 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski tied the game on a goal with 19.6 seconds left Monday and San Jose went on to post a wild 5-4 win over Colorado in a shootout.

NHL: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Martin Jones added to the already spectacular start to his NHL career Thursday by carrying Los Angeles to a 4-1 victory over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 4, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Martin Havlat and Matt Irwin each recorded a goal and an assist Tuesday and the San Jose Sharks bested St. Louis for a third time this season, 4-2.
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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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