Does Niemi hate Philly
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09-02-2010, 09:02 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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and thats all that matters.
Niemi stole 1 game in the Final and Leighton stole -2.
That was the differance.
I would actually argue that he was a lot better than Leighton, simply because he made some stops when he needed to. Leighton was giving up goals left and right in games, and I think Niemi got a little loose at his end because he had a cushion and lost his edge a bit.
Game 1: Struggled the 1st/2nd periods, and then was stellar in the 3rd with some great saves.
Game 2: Niemi stole it.
Game 3: I thought Niemi was quite good in that one as well.
Game 5: gives up 4 goals, we were never closer than 2 after the 1st.
Niemi wasn't a world beater, but he didn't need to be... and that tends to lead to giving up some goals.
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