Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 24 saves for his first shutout in two seasons and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Friday night. Paul Stastny and Chuck Kobasew had a goal each, and Matt Duchene scored an empty-net goal with 4.5 seconds left to seal the win and snap Colorado's three-game skid. Giguere's last shutout was against Ottawa on Feb. 6, 2010, when he was with Anaheim. Kari Lehtonen had 42 saves for Dallas, which has lost four straight. Colorado has struggled at home this season, winning for just the third time in 10 games. Kobasew gave Colorado a 1-0 lead when he redirected a shot by Ryan Wilson 6:10 into the first period. It was Kobasew's third goal of the season. The Avalanche nearly made it a two-goal lead early in the third when Gabriel Landeskog was in front of Lehtonen near the end of a power play. Lehtonen stuffed the rookie's shot and the rebound shot by Ryan O'Reilly to keep it 1-0.
Giguere's shutout helps Avalanche extend Stars' skid
Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Nov 19