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|Sharks Get Best of Blackhawks
|SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Antti Niemi made 30 saves in his first game against the Chicago Blackhawks since leading them to the Stanley Cup championship last season to help the San Jose Sharks snap a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night.
Patrick Marleau scored twice and Dany Heatley, Joe Pavelski and Jamal Mayers added goals to help the Sharks gain a small measure of revenge after being swept out of the Western Conference finals by Niemi and the Blackhawks six months ago.
Niemi played all but one period of the Blackhawks' run to the Stanley Cup title, going 16-6 with a 2.63 goals-against average and two shutouts.
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