Niemi: No excuse for unlucky hop goal

CHICAGO -- After giving up what he called a "terrible" goal that changed the momentum of Friday's Game 1 playoff loss to the Nashville Predators, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi said he should have played the sequence differently.

"I should have been more aggressive and get right behind the puck," Niemi said in addressing the goal for the first time. "I was positioned too deep. I should have just got the bounce and go straight to the puck."

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