Sharks Goalie Confusion Explained

Source: blogs.mercurynews.com | Dec 3rd 2010, 8:07am EST

David Pollak, Sharks Beat Reporter - "I know I initially reported that Antero Niittymaki, not Antti Niemi would be the starting goalie. Because of all the Heatley fuss at the morning skate, I abandoned my usual spot in the stands to gather with the media horde in the corridors outside the locker rooms. And that meant I didn't see which netminder came off the ice first" the usual tell-tale sign.

But I got 30 seconds with Todd McLellan before he dealt with the more inflammatory subjects of the day, and he said it'd be Niitty in nets. I talked with him after the game and he said, no, there hadn't been a change in plans" just a genuine misstatement on his part, that he meant to say Niemi and Niitty came out instead."