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Antti Niemi posts 2nd shutout in 2 nights as Sharks beat Red Wings 2-0

Friday, 03.29.2013 / 1:15 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Antti Niemi posts 2nd shutout in 2 nights as Sharks beat Red Wings 2-0

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Antii Niemi made 27 saves for his second shutout in two nights and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game in regulation, beating the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 on Thursday.

Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns each scored for the third consecutive game for the Sharks, who are on their longest winning streak since starting the season with seven straight wins.

San Jose had won just three of its previous 25 games in regulation before this current streak that started with a home-and-home sweep of first-place Anaheim and ended with a shutout of the rival Red Wings.

The Sharks have moved from ninth place to seventh in the Western Conference with the three wins this week, all coming after bruising defender Douglas Murray was dealt to Pittsburgh for two draft picks.

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