• Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
    Get the Blackhawks Championship Package
  • Give the Gift of SI
    Give the Gift of SI
Posted: Monday May 31, 2010 11:59PM ; Updated: Tuesday June 1, 2010 12:36AM

Niemi, Keith, Hossa comprise Game 2's Three Stars

By Brian Cazeneuve, SI.com

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
Chicago's Antti Niemi halted 32 of 33 shots in Game 2, including 29 in the final two periods.
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images
NHL Team Page
NHL Team Page

1. Antti Niemi, Blackhawks

After a sloppy five-goal night in Game 1, the Hawks' goalie bounced back strongly, making 32 saves, including 29 over the last two periods, to record the victory.

2. Duncan Keith, Blackhawks

In a defensive contest, the defenseman manned some important ice in front of Niemi, blocking a game-high six shots and clearing trouble away often, as the Flyers pressed for a late tying goal.

3. Marian Hossa, Blackhawks

Unable to cash in many of his chances during the playoffs, the veteran forward converted the opening goal of the contest late in the second period, converting the second rebound of a Patrick Sharp shot from in close and breaking a scoreless deadlock.

Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint