Niemi stops Todd Bertuzzi on the final shootout attempt.

Antti Niemi of the San Jose Sharks did it again. He threw a shutout in regulation and turned away everything in the shootout to help the San Jose Sharks post a 1-0 win over Detroit. The Sharks are 8-0-1 on the season. Jimmy Howard of the Red Wings gets a shutout for stopping all 27 shots he saw but also gets an overtime loss.

Logan Couture of the Sharks was the only player to score and that came in the third round of the shootout.

In our second 1-0 game of the night, Colorado went on the road and blanked Pittsburgh 1-0. Gabriel Landeskog scored the goal and Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned away all 34 Pittsburgh shots. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13-of-14 shots and takes his first loss of the season.


It’s impressive that the Avs can go on the road and shutdown a top team like Pittsburgh–with their backup goaltender. Nights like this will give the Avs a lot of confidence. For the Pens, it’s a shrug-your-shoulders game. You did everything right but the guy at the other end of the ice shut you down. Pittsburgh had its chances but went 0-for-7 on the power play.

Calgary scored three power play goals, including one with 30 seconds left from TJ Brodie to post a 3-2 road win at Los Angeles last night. Mike Cammalieri scored his first goal of the season and Sean Monahan added his sixth. Jiri Hudler posted two assists in the win.

Drew Doughty (power play) and Jeff Carter (shorthanded) lit the lamp for the Kings. Karri Ramo picked up the win in net over Johnathan Quick.

The Flames can surprise from time to time and this was one of those times.

Tuesday’s Games (all times ET)

Anaheim at Toronto 7pm

Vancouver at NY Islanders 7pm

New Jersey at Columbus 7pm

Edmonton at Montreal 730pm

Chicago at Florida 730pm

Nashville at Minnesota 8pm This should be a low-scoring game.

Washington at Winnipeg 8pm The first rematch since the Caps roared back and threw the Jets out of the playoffs.

Calgary at Phoenix 10pm


  1. Pope says:

    Hey Andrew,

    Love your work, I read it every day. Question for you, how do you feel about Giroux? I just got him from a guy who had no faith in him apparently, but I don’t watch much hockey. He is obviously good enough to go in the first round, but it seems like the Flyers are pretty atrocious this year.

    • Andrew Nordmeier

      Andrew Nordmeier says:

      The Flyers look dreadful so far. I like what he can bring to the table and getting him as a buy-low can be great value. This is a guy who still thinks his team can make the playoffs despite a 1-7 start. It’s an opening nosedive of historic proportions for the team and they have nowhere to go but up.

      When they go up, Giroux will be picking up the points quickly. WHEN they do…I have no clue.

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