Goalie Nods: Sharks, Niemi look to bounce back vs. Rangers

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Niemi looks to rebound from loss vs. Blues

Antti Niemi has lost two of his last three starts – both coming against the St. Louis Blues. He has allowed 11 goals on 48 shots as the Sharks were out-scored 14-4 against St. Louis. Niemi was pulled after 33 minutes Thursday’s 7-2 loss to the Blues. Alex Stalock started the Sharks’ only other game against New York this season – a 4-0 loss on Oct. 19. Niemi is 16-10-4 this season with a 2.63 G.A.A. and a .910 save percentage.

Henrik Lundqvist gets the start for the Rangers, who will look to extend their win streak to five games.

Elsewhere…

Senators at Coyotes: Craig Anderson vs. Mike Smith

Islanders at Blue Jackets: Chad Johnson vs. Sergei Bobrovsky

Red Wings at Capitals: Jimmy Howard vs. Braden Holtby

Penguins at Canadiens: Marc-Andre Fleury vs. Carey Price

Hurricanes at Blues: Cam Ward vs. Brian Elliott

Flames at Canucks: Jonas Hiller vs. Ryan Miller

Jets at Kings: Michael Hutchinson vs. Jonathan Quick