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NHL Network presents: Game 2 2011 WCSF: Sharks vs. Red Wings

Neimi backstops Sharks to Game 2 victory over Red Wings

Monday, 08.22.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL Network

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NHL Network presents: Game 2 2011 WCSF: Sharks vs. Red Wings
Neimi backstops Sharks to Game 2 victory over Red Wings in 2011 WCSF
All summer long, NHL Network will be replaying the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs -- from every jaw-dropping goal to every highlight-reel save to every crushing defeat.

Each game of the postseason -- spanning the more than two-month period from the opening round to Boston's Game 7 clincher of the Stanley Cup Final -- will be shown on the Network throughout the offseason.

Fans can tune in at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET nightly for a different game -- and different chance to re-live history. A complete program schedule can be found on NHLNetwork.com.


The result of this Western Conference Semifinals tilt between the Sharks and Red Wings owed a great deal to the first 10 minutes of action, where San Jose netminder Antti Niemi made three dazzling saves to keep Detroit off the board.

Niemi twice denied Valtteri Filppula and also disappointed Pavel Datsyuk as the Sharks killed off three minor penalties. Niemi made 33 saves to earn the Sharks a 2-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead over Detroit. After the Game 2 action concluded, Niemi had stopped 57 of 59 shots so far in the series as it shifted back to Motown for Game 3.

2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS REPLAY SCHEDULE
DATE TIME GAME
Mon, Aug. 22 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Semifinals: Detroit @ San Jose, Game 1
Tues, Aug. 23
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Semifinals: Detroit @ San Jose, Game 2
Wed, Aug. 24
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Semifinals: San Jose @ Detroit, Game 3
Thu, Aug. 25
8 p.m. ET
Western Conference Semifinals: San Jose @ Detroit, Game 4
Fri, Aug. 26 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Semifinals: Detroit @ San Jose, Game 5
Sat, Aug. 27 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Semifinals: San Jose @ Detroit, Game 6
Sun, Aug. 28 8 p.m. ET Western Conference Semifinals: Detroit @ San Jose, Game 7

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