National Hockey League Game Capsules

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Updated: October 21, 2013

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Logan Couture’s goal in the second round of
the shootout was the only time the puck found the back of the net as the San
Jose Sharks took a 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. In the
second round, Couture skated in on Jimmy Howard and deked back to the
forehand before snapping the puck into the left corner. Todd Bertuzzi had the
last chance for Detroit and beat Antti Niemi to the left side. Bertuzzi lifted
the rolling puck from a sharp angle and appeared to have an open net, but
Niemi was able to lift his right pad and stop the puck for the win. Niemi
posted his first shutout of the season and 24th of his career to help the
Sharks win for a ninth time in 10 games this season. Howard was credited with
his 17th career shutout and first of the season for the Red Wings, who have
dropped their past two games.

Final Score: Colorado 1, Pittsburgh 0

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Something had to give in a matchup
between a team unbeaten at home and another without a loss on the road. The
sublime play of Jean-Sebastien Giguere maintained Colorado’s unblemished road
mark. The veteran goaltender made 34 saves as the Avalanche blanked the
Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 at CONSOL Energy Center. Giguere picked up his third
win in as many starts this season and his second shutout, keeping Pittsburgh
captain Sidney Crosby off the scoresheet for the first time. Crosby had
totaled seven goals and 10 assists in his eight-game point streak to begin the
season. Gabriel Landeskog scored the game’s only goal for Colorado, which
improved to 8-1-0, including 5-0-0 away from the Mile High City. The Avalanche
won just four road games during the shortened 2013 campaign. Giguere turned
away 16 third-period shots, none better than his glove save to rob Chris
Kunitz on a breakaway after a Colorado defenseman fell. Marc-Andre Fleury,
Giguere’s Pittsburgh counterpart, stopped 13 shots and suffered his first loss
in eight games this year. The Penguins (7-2-0), who went 0-for-7 on the power
play, had their season-opening win streak at home end at five games.