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Giguere shuts down Penguins in meeting of No. 1s

Colorado goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere stops a shot by Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (not pictured). Giguere had 34 saves in a shutout.

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Colorado goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere stops a shot by Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (not pictured). Giguere had 34 saves in a shutout.

PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby left little doubt about who remains the best player from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.

That's fine by Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche. At the moment, they'll settle for one of the best records in the NHL.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots and the surprising Avalanche edged the Penguins 1-0 Monday night to improve to 8-1 a season after finishing last in the Western Conference.

"It's a new season, new attitude," Giguere said. "I would have believed being over .500 (early) but not 8-1."

Believe it.

Gabriel Landeskog scored 5:26 into the second period and Giguere made it stand for his second shutout in 11 days. The 36-year-old handled the Bruins Oct. 10 in Boston and might have been even better Monday.

Crosby and MacKinnon are former No. 1 picks, both from Cole Harbour, a town of about 25,000 on the Atlantic Ocean and a suburb of Halifax.

Crosby, the top overall pick in 2005, pumped a season-high seven shots at Giguere and played more than 26 minutes. MacKinnon, 18, the top pick last summer, had two shots in 10:54.

"We did a lot of good things and probably deserved better," said Crosby, whose Penguins went 0-for-7 on the power play. "That's how the game works sometimes."

Game highlights: Logan Couture scored in the shootout and the visiting Sharks beat the Red Wings 1-0 to remain the league's only team without a regulation loss (8-0-1). Each goalie was credited with a shutout for not allowing a goal in 65 minutes. San Jose' Antti Niemi had 24 saves for his 24th career shutout; Jimmy Howard, who earned his 17th shutout, stopped 27 shots.

Suspensions: The league suspended Avalanche forward Cody McLeod for five games for his hit last week on Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall. Kronwall was carried off on a stretcher early in the first period Thursday. He suffered a concussion and cuts to the ear. The suspension will cost McLeod $29,487. … Islanders forward Michael Grabner was banned two games for an illegal check to the head of Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe. The suspension will cost Grabner $30,769.

Around the league: Canadiens wing Brandon Prust (right shoulder) will miss four weeks. He was hurt Saturday's against Nashville when he hit the boards.

Obituary: Allan Stanley, a Hall of Fame defenseman who won four Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs in a 22-year career, died Friday, reported. He was 87. Stanley started with the Rangers in 1948-49 and also played for the Bruins, Blackhawks and Flyers. Nicknamed "Snowshoes" for his ponderous skating, the Timmins, Ontario, native had 100 goals, 333 assists and 792 penalty minutes in 1,244 regular-season games.

Avalanche 0 1 0 1
at Penguins 0 0 0 0

FirstNone. PenaltiesGuenin, Col (high-sticking), :57; Parenteau, Col (tripping), 4:43; Sarich, Col (delay of game), 9:57; Downie, Col (elbowing), 17:02.

Second1, Colorado, Landeskog 3 (Wilson, Sarich), 5:26. PenaltiesMalkin, Pit (goaltender interference), 1:36; Landeskog, Col (hooking), 3:18; Adams, Pit (interference), 10:32; Kunitz, Pit (high-sticking), 18:13; Colorado bench, served by Downie (too many men), 19:08.

ThirdNone. PenaltiesJohnson, Col (boarding), 3:40; Guenin, Col (holding), 19:04; Jokinen, Pit (diving), 19:04. Shots on GoalColorado 4-5-5—14. Pittsburgh 11-7-16—34. Power-play opportunitiesColorado 0 of 3; Pittsburgh 0 of 7. GoaliesColorado, Giguere 3-0-0 (34 shots-34 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 7-1-0 (14-13). A18,606 (18,387). T2:23. Referees—Ghislain Hebert, Brad Meier. LinesmenMike Cvik, Scott Driscoll.

Sharks 0 0 0 0 1
at Red Wings 0 0 0 0 0
Sharks win shootout 1-0

FirstNone. PenaltiesDatsyuk, Det (interference), :30; Kennedy, SJ (holding), 6:53; Bertuzzi, Det (slashing), 12:12.

SecondNone. PenaltiesQuincey, Det (slashing), 3:40.

ThirdNone. PenaltiesSheppard, SJ (interference), 15:03.

OvertimeNone. PenaltiesNone.

ShootoutSan Jose 1 (Marleau NG, Couture G), Detroit 0 (Datsyuk NG, Alfredsson NG, Bertuzzi NG). Shots on GoalSan Jose 7-12-6-2—27. Detroit 4-7-12-1—24. Power-play opportunitiesSan Jose 0 of 3; Detroit 0 of 2. GoaliesSan Jose, Niemi 8-0-1 (24 shots-24 saves). Detroit, Howard 3-3-1 (27-27). A20,066 (20,066). T2:42. Referees—Tom Kowal, Dan O'Rourke. LinesmenDavid Brisebois, Darren Gibbs.

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