Oct 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games.
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Avalanche 1, Penguins 0
Despite taking just 14 shots, the Colorado Avalanche emerged with a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog, fresh out of the penalty box, scored the game-winner at 5:26 of the second period.
Landeskog corralled a loose puck near the top of the right faceoff circle, used Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik as a screen and wristed the puck through Orpik's legs and past Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for his third goal of the season.
Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped all 34 shots he faced for the Avalanche (8-1-0).
The Penguins (7-2-0) lost despite holding the opponent to a season-low shot total. Pittsburgh went 0-for-7 with the power play and failed to take advantage of a career-high seven shots from Sidney Crosby.
Fleury made 13 saves while suffering his first loss of the season.
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Sharks 1, Red Wings 0 (shootout)
Logan Couture scored in a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a win over the Detroit Red Wings.
The Sharks (8-0-1) are the NHL's last undefeated team in regulation.
Each goalie was credited with a shutout for not allowing a goal in 65 minutes. Antti Niemi, who earned his 24th career shutout, made 24 saves for San Jose. Jimmy Howard, who recorded his 17th shutout, stopped 27 shots for Detroit (6-3-1).
Niemi blanked Detroit for the third time in his career.
All three Detroit skaters -- Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Todd Bertuzzi -- were unsuccessful in the shootout. San Jose's Patrick Marleau had his attempt stopped by Howard.
(Editing by Peter Rutherford)