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Niemi makes 39 saves, stops 7 of 8 in shootout to lead Sharks past Penguins 2-1

  • San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, right, stops a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, right, stops a shot from Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Matt Nieto, left, celebrates after scoring next to Pittsburgh Penguins' Paul Martin (7) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks' Matt Nieto, left, celebrates after scoring next to Pittsburgh Penguins' Paul Martin (7) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks' Matt Nieto (83) celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    San Jose Sharks' Matt Nieto (83) celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday, March 9, 2015, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)  (The Associated Press)

Antti Niemi made 39 saves and stopped seven of eight shootout attempts to lead the San Jose Sharks to their 10th straight home win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1 on Monday night.

Tommy Wingels beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a backhand in the eighth round of the shootout, and Niemi made it stand up by stopping Steve Downie. Matt Nieto scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who had lost nine of their previous 10 home games overall.

But they have dominated the Penguins at the Shark Tank of late. San Jose has 11 wins and one tie since its last home loss to the Penguins on Oct. 22, 1997.

Sydney Crosby tied the game earlier in the third with his first goal in seven career games against the Sharks.