Niemi leads Sharks past Red Wings 2-0
Antti Niemi became the first goalie in team history to produce shutouts on consecutive nights, and the Sharks have started a critical homestand in style. San Jose's goalie stopped 27 shots one night after shutting out Anaheim as the hosts beat the Detroit Red Wings 2-0 in front of a sold-out HP Pavilion on Thursday night. Thornton picked off Detroit rookie defenseman Brian Lashoff's pass and fed Brent Burns for his fifth goal of the season with a shot over the left shoulder of Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard 2:07 into the final period. Detroit had scored a power-play goal in eight straight games. With the April 3 trade deadline looming, scouts from 10 teams had seats in the press box including representatives from the Bruins, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Jets, Senators, Blackhawks, Flyers, Penguins, Oilers and Islanders. ...






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