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2010 NHL playoffs: Antti Niemi saves Chicago

May 17, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

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Both Michael Leighton and Antti Niemi produced great performances last night. Leighton sported a 28-save shutout while Niemi somehow allowed only one goal on 45 shots.

As great as Leighton was, Niemi stood out as the best goalie of the night. He made save after save as the San Jose Sharks created all kinds of offense against the Blackhawks. It was a fantastic way to start NBC’s Conference finals coverage. To show how special Niemi was, here’s two videos that feature some of his best saves.

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