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Antti Niemi

SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 30: Matt Irwin #52 and goalie Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks stop the Los Angeles Kings from scoring in the first period in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 30, 2014 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Stumble, Lose Stanley Cup Playoff Series To Kings In Game 7

Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and Jonathan Quick made 39 saves to cap the Los Angeles Kings’ historic comeback from three games down with a 5-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of their first-round series Wednesday night.

04/30/2014

Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings scores on Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-1 lead during the second period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Sharks Unable To Sweep Kings In Game 4

Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

04/24/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks jumps out of the way of a shot from Brent Burns #88 resulting in a goal in front of Jonathan Quick #32 and Robyn Regehr #44 during the first period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Sharks Defeat Kings In OT, Take 3-0 Series Lead

Patrick Marleau scored on a backhand 6:20 into overtime, and the San Jose Sharks moved to the brink of the second round with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night to take a 3-0 first-round series lead.

04/22/2014

Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks in action against the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on October 3, 2013 in San Jose. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Take Goalie Questions Into Rematch Vs. Kings

For more than a decade there have been no questions about who will start in goal for the San Jose Sharks come playoff time.

04/16/2014

Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Sharks Fall To Ducks, Clinch Playoff Matchup Vs. Kings

Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

04/09/2014

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Three

Sharks Defeat Kings, Clinch Home Ice In 1st Round

Brent Burns and Logan Couture scored second-period goals and the San Jose Sharks clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs by beating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Thursday night.

04/03/2014

Andrew Ladd #16 celebrates after Tobias Enstrom #39 of the Winnipeg Jets scored the game-winning goal on Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 27, 2014 in San Jose. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Unable To Kill Late Penalty, Lose To Jets

Tobias Enstrom scored a power-play goal with 3:36 remaining in the third period to help the Winnipeg Jets deal a blow to San Jose’s chances to finish in first place by beating the Sharks 4-3 on Thursday night.

03/27/2014

Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sharks Defeat Ducks, Move Into 1st Place In Pacific Division

Brent Burns scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:59 to play to help the San Jose Sharks take sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division for the first time in more than three months by beating the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Thursday night.

03/20/2014

Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks in action against the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on October 3, 2013 in San Jose. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sharks Fall To Panthers, 6-Game Win Streak Snapped

Brandon Pirri scored one goal and set up another in a 17-second span of the second period and Roberto Luongo made 52 saves to help the Florida Panthers snap San Jose’s six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night.

03/18/2014

Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Sharks Score 4 Times On 26 Shots, Defeat Islanders

Matt Nieto and Jason Demers scored first-period goals, and the San Jose Sharks made the most of 26 shots against the New York Islanders in a 4-3 victory on Friday night.

03/14/2014

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