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Facebook 5 Top Play of the Week: Niemi's Save

by Sarah Peters / San Jose Sharks

Facebook 5 is a weekly segment where San Jose Sharks Facebook Fans vote on the Top Plays from the previous week. To see the weekly Facebook 5 Top Plays and to vote on your favorite play, click here. Here is this week’s Facebook 5 Top Play as voted on by San Jose Sharks Facebook Fans.

FACEBOOK 5 TOP PLAY: NIEMI'S SAVE VS CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 23, 2011

In the first matchup between the Sharks and Blackhawks this season, Antti Niemi turned away all 34 shots he faced. Niemi was on point all game deflecting Chicago's attack and making two spectacular breakaway saves in the first period. With just over seven minutes to go in the first, Chicago's Bryan Bickell found himself with the puck and an open lane to goal. However, Niemi was up to the challenge and stopped Bickell's shot to keep Chicago off the scoreboard. The shutout was Niemi's first of the year and also his first ever shutout against his former team. He now has 14 career shutouts, seven of those with the Sharks.

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