San Jose Sharks left wing Ryane Clowe, not shown, scores past Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30), of Russia, as center Joe Thornton (19) watches in the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
February 29, 2012 4:13:12 AM PST
JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. - February 29, 2012 --
After struggling to stop anybody during a grueling nine-game road trip, Antti Niemi and the San Jose Sharks stopped everything against the NHL's most prolific offense.