October 22, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-10-22

If you're not a fan of goal scoring, then Monday was the night for you.

 

Colorado beat Pittsburgh 1-0 in game that figured to be high scoring, but produced next to nothing. Sidney Crosby had a season high seven shots, but was held pointless for the first time all year.

 

Chris Kunitz saw his four-game point streak snapped.

 

Chris Conner played just under nine minutes for the Pens in his second game after being called up. He skated in over 12 minutes on Saturday, so his ice-time was cut slightly.

 

Matt Niskanen on the other hand received 21 minutes and over eight of those came with the man advantage. He seems to getting increased opportunities while Kris Letang remains sidelined.

 

Marc-Andre Fleury suffered his first loss of the year despite Colorado only putting up 14 shots.

 

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Jean-Sebastien Giguere recorded the shutout after making 34 stops. He has three wins in as many starts this year and two of those have been shutouts. Giguere has now stopped 101-of-103 shots he has faced so far on the campaign.

 

Jan Hejda was solid for the Avs putting up four hits and six blocks in over 27 minutes of ice-time. Hejda also played nearly nine of those minutes on the penalty kill.

 

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San Jose defeated Detroit in a shootout in another contest that lacked goals.

 

The Wings were able to slow down the Sharks high-powered offense though as they held Patrick Marleau without a point for the first time this season and snapped Joe Pavelski's four game point streak.

 

The Sharks were without Brent Burns in this one because of an injury to his mouth that he aggravated recently. He should be back for San Jose's next game.

 

Antti Niemi had the shutout and clinched it with this spectacular stop in the shootout against Todd Bertuzzi.