4yThe San Jose Sharks have made waves in the NHL this season, standing atop of the Pacific, beating some of their biggest rivals. Think they're satisfied? Think again...
4yAntti Niemi says it's still "special" facing his former team. He turned in a special performance Wednesday night, saving all 34 Chicago attempts on net to earn his first shutout of the season in the Sharks' 1-0 win.
4yTwo of the NHL's elite teams are going head to head as Antti Niemi looks to put up a wall against his former squad -- the Chicago Blackhawks.
4yThe Blackhawks might be described as "Surly, grumpy and growly, as Chicago brings a two-game losing streak into San Jose, including a 9-2 thrashing by the Edmonton Oliers on Saturday.
4yAfter spending Saturday and Sunday night in Las Vegas on a team bonding trip, the Blackhawks arrived in San Jose on Monday night and practiced at HP Pavilion on Tuesday.
4yGoaltender Antero Niittymaki is nearing a return to practice after undergoing hip surgery in early September, he announced Tuesday.
4yIn his first eight games as a Shark, Martin Havlat scored one goal and added seven assists. Since then, Havlat has just one assist in his last six games.
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