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Niemi turned aside 26 of 28 shots in a 4-2 win over the Kings on Wednesday.

This was a key division win for the Sharks, who put four points between themselves and the Kings with the victory. Niemi has been good of late, grabbing wins in three of his last four starts, and should continue to get his fair share of W's on a Sharks team that always seems to find a way into the postseason. Thus far, Niemi is 19-11-5 with a 2.57 GAA and .912 save percentage this year.

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Niemi has been confirmed to start Wednesday's game against the Kings, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.

No shocker here after backup Alex Stalock manned the crease in the Sharks' last game Monday against the Devils. Niemi has made two previous starts against the Kings in 2014-15, shutting them out in his season debut and allowing three goals on 29 shots in a Dec. 27 tilt.

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Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at the Sharks' pre-game skate and is thus on track to start Wednesday's game against the Kings, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Niemi -- who sports a 2.59 GAA and .911 save percentage in 34 games -- returns to the San Jose net for the team's final game before the NHL All-Star break after giving way to Alex Stalock in Monday's 5-2 loss to New Jersey.

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Niemi stopped 19 of 23 shots in Saturday's overtime loss to the Flames.

It wasn't the best outing for Niemi, who lost for the first time in three games. The 31-year-old is now 18-11-5 on the season with a .911 save percentage and 2.59 GAA. Considering he starts almost every game and is on track for almost 40 wins, Niemi is a dependable fantasy option in almost all formats.

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Niemi will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Flames, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.

After being chased from a start last week against the Blues upon allowing five goals on 21 shots, Niemi has responded with three consecutive outings in which he's compiled a save percentage above .930. Niemi's play has been somewhat up-and-down this season, but he's probably safe to roll with while he's hot for the moment.

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Niemi put a stop to 24 of 25 shots in Thursday's win over the Maple Leafs.

Niemi's been plagued by inconsistency this year, but he's turned in three very strong games in a row, having notched save marks of .931 or better in each. Unfortunately, he's also been a bit blowup-prone, and his two seasons of .920-plus save marks look more like exceptions than the rule.

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Niemi will receive the start between the pipes Thursday against the Maple Leafs, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Niemi looks to be a safe starting choice against the visiting Leafs, who lost for the fifth time in six January contests a night earlier against the Ducks. Meanwhile, Niemi ended a cold spell of his own by defeating the Coyotes his last time out Tuesday, stopping 27 of 29 shots in the 3-2 victory. The goalie carries a 2.59 GAA and .912 save percentage over 32 appearances into Thursday's tilt.

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Niemi was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and will get the start in net Tuesday against the Coyotes, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Niemi will start his third consecutive game between the pipes Tuesday against Arizona. The 31 year old veteran goaltender has struggled lately, recording only two wins in his last seven starts. Despite the slump, Niemi has still posted solid numbers this season, going 16-11-4 with a 2.61 GAA and a .911 save percentage. Niemi will look to bounce back in a favorable match up Tuesday, as the Coyotes rank in the bottom five in the NHL in goals scored per game.

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Niemi was beaten for two goals on 31 shots in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Niemi put forth a strong outing Saturday, but was outdueled by Henrik Lundqvist and the red-hot Rangers, who have now won 13 of their last 14 games. Niemi has managed just two wins in his last seven appearances, giving him a 16-11-4 record on the season. Hopefully Saturday is a sign of things to come for Niemi, as he had been struggling, giving up 13 goals in his previous three outings. With a lackluster .911 save percentage and 2.61 GAA, Niemi is still a strong fantasy option due to his heavy workload and 16 wins.

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Niemi will be called upon to start Saturday's game against the Rangers, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

The Rangers represent a formidable adversary for the Niemi, but the netminder is likely just happy to have St. Louis off the schedule for the rest of the season. The Blues whipped Niemi and backup Alex Stalock for seven goals in both of their meetings over the last week, dinging the ratios of both. Fortunately, Stalock's struggles in relief during those outings have allowed Niemi to maintain the top perch on the depth chart, which should remain the case for the foreseeable future. That being said, Niemi will need to start straightening things out, and a strong outing against the Stanley Cup runners-up would go a long way to restoring some confidence.