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01-09-2006, 01:16 PM
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Frank shares defensive player of the week honors

Niittymaki opened the week with 27 saves and his second shutout of the season as the Flyers defeated the Boston Bruins 1-0 Jan. 2. He made 31 saves in a 4-3 overtime victory against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden Jan. 5 and turned aside 23 shots in a 3-1 victory over Washington Jan. 6.

Niittymaki has appeared in 24 of the Flyers 41 games this season, posting 16-4-4 record, 2.62 goals-against average and .910 save percentage. The Flyers (27-8-6, 60 points) lead the overall NHL standings and finish an 11-game road trip with games in New Jersey tonight, Chicago Wednesday and Detroit Thursday.

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