In no rush

Blackhawks' Niemi may be laid-back, but he has his teammates' confidence

Updated: May 5, 2010, 2:08 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Antti Niemi admitted he had trouble sleeping after the Blackhawks' 5-1 defeat in Game 1 against Vancouver. Then he was allowed to finish his sentence.

"It's always tough to sleep right after games," he said, looking up at the clock Monday after the Hawks' 4-2 victory in Game 2. "It's already late, so it's going to take a few hours to get to sleep tonight."

When his teammates and coaches call the unflappable 26-year-old Finn "laid-back" and "even-keeled," they're not kidding. ...

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