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Video: Antti Niemi denies Justin Williams’ hat trick attempt

May 28, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

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Justin Williams scored two big goals in quick succession in Game 7 against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, but the score could have been a lot uglier if Antti Niemi didn’t manage some tough stops versus the Los Angeles Kings.

It’s tough to pick the best one, but narrative-wise, it’s a lot easier to point to Niemi stopping Williams’ from getting a hat trick in the second period:

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Of course, Williams still has the final frame to make some hats fly. Tune in to NBC Sports Network as this elimination game winds down.

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