Niemi and the Sharks take on San Jose in the postseason.
Niemi improved to 11-2-1 with a 1.77 GAA over his last 14 games.
Niemi helped force the shootout when he stopped Jeff Carter with his pad on a 2-on-1 in overtime and then was perfect in the shootout as he looked quite fresh in his 21st consecutive start.
It was Niemi's fourth shutout of the season. He's 9-2-1 with three shutouts and a 1.83 goals-against average over his last 12 starts.
Niemi had won his previous seven starts.
Niemi has allowed three or more goals in eight of his previous nine starts.
Niemi still owns a sparkling 1.92 GAA so fantasy owners should keep the faith.
Niemi has stopped 91.4 percent or better of the shots he's faced in 14 of his 18 starts and his .935 save percentage is a career best.
Niemi has gone just 1-3-3 this month despite a superb 1.81 GAA. The wins should eventually start piling up for Niemi if he can continue he excellent play.
He is 7-2-3 with a 1.86 GAA this season.
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