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NHL: Nashville 3, San Jose 2

NASHVILLE, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Carter Hutton made 36 saves Saturday for the Nashville Predators, who won a third straight, holding off San Jose 3-2.

NHL: San Jose 3, Minnesota 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The San Jose Sharks defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-1 Thursday at SAP Center thanks in part to two power-play goals from Joe Pavelski.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, San Jose 2 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Kyle Okposo scored with 37 seconds left Tuesday, then tallied the game-winning shootout goal in the New York Islanders' 3-2 shocker over the San Jose Sharks.

NHL: Minnesota 3, San Jose 1

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Josh Harding stopped 37-of-38 shots and Zach Parise scored twice Sunday, lifting the Minnesota Wild over San Jose 3-1.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, New York Rangers 1

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz delivered two of Pittsburgh's four second-period goals Thursday in propelling the Penguins to a 5-1 decision over San Jose.

NHL: San Jose 4, Toronto 2

TORONTO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Brad Stuart got a go-ahead goal in the second period Saturday and the streaking San Jose Sharks went on to notch a sixth straight win, 4-2 over Toronto.

NHL: San Jose 4, Anaheim 3 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski scored the only goal in a shootout Saturday and the San Jose Sharks completed a five-game homestand sweep with a 4-3 victory over Anaheim.

NHL: San Jose 6, St. Louis 3

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Brent Burns scored two of San Jose's four first-period goals Friday, and finished with a hat trick, in leading the Sharks over St. Louis 6-3.

NHL: San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Joe Thornton scored in the eighth round of the shootout Wednesday to finally give San Jose a 3-2 victory over Los Angeles.

NHL: San Jose 2, New Jersey 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Antti Niemi stopped 18-of-19 shots Saturday and the San Jose Sharks rode a pair of first-period goals to a 2-1 victory over New Jersey.

NHL: San Jose 5, Tampa Bay 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Tommy Wingels scored twice to back Antti Niemi's 35 saves Thursday in the San Jose Sharks' 5-1 spanking of Tampa Bay.

NHL: Chicago 5, San Jose 1

CHICAGO, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Patrick Sharp had two goals with an assist Sunday and Chicago bounced back from a one-sided loss in its previous game to spank San Jose 5-1.

NHL: San Jose 2, Vancouver 1 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Dan Boyle's power-play goal 2:35 into overtime Thursday lifted San Jose to a comeback 2-1 decision over Vancouver.

NHL: Winnipeg 5, San Jose 4 (SO)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Andrew Ladd scored the tying goal late in the third period and added a shootout game-winner Sunday, rallying the Winnipeg Jets over San Jose 5-4.

NHL: Vancouver 4, San Jose 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Chris Higgins ended a wild first period with what turned out to be the winning goal Thursday and Vancouver went on to defeat San Jose 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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Antti Niemi."
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