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Video: Niemi robs Bertuzzi in shootout to give Sharks the win

Oct 21, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

Antti Niemi looked beat, and it looked like Todd Bertuzzi had a sure goal in the shootout.

Turns out, that wasn’t the case. Niemi, the San Jose Sharks goalie, made a brilliant pad save on the Detroit Red Wings forward in the third round of the shootout to give the Sharks a 1-0 victory Monday evening.

Niemi had sprawled out as Bertuzzi, having faked a slap shot, cut across the crease from his off-wing to the left, but lifted his pad to keep the puck out when Bertuzzi tried to go top corner with his shot.

That save was what the Sharks needed to secure the win. Logan Couture scored the lone goal of the skills competition.

  1. btlpper68 - Oct 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Bert was already thinking about his celly

  2. joey4id - Oct 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    The save of the night. What a beauty! Shades of Hasek perhaps.

    • hockeydon10 - Oct 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM

      That’s what I was thinking. Bert had Niemi frozen, beaten, flopping on the ice then Niemi pulls a Hasek out of nowhere.

  3. cmpuck - Oct 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    That save gets better each time I see it.

  4. cmpuck - Oct 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    That save gets better each time I see it. As Kevin Weekes says.. That guy is a gamer

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