DETROIT – Logan Couture scored in the shootout and the San Jose Sharks beat the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 on Monday night.
The Sharks (8-0-1) are the NHLs last team without a regulation loss.
Each goalie got a shutout for not allowing a goal in 65 minutes.
Antti Niemi – who got his 24th career shutout – made 24 saves for San Jose and Jimmy Howard, who earned his 17th shutout, stopped 27 shots.
It was Niemis third shutout against Detroit. He also stopped Todd Bertuzzi on Detroits final shootout attempt with a spectacular pad save.
It was the first game of a four-game Eastern road swing for San Jose.
Detroits Brendan Smith hit the outside of the goal post with 4:57 remaining in regulation.
Niemi made an outstanding save on Daniel Alfredssons shot from the bottom of the right circle 7:31 into the second period.
San Jose outshot Detroit 7-4 in a scoreless opening period, in which the Red Wings killed off two penalties.
AVALANCHE 1, PENGUINS 0: In Pittsburgh, Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots for his second shutout in 11 days as Colorado edged the Penguins.
Gabriel Landeskog scored the games only goal 5:26 into the second period as Colorado improved to 8-1, the best start in franchise history.
The game was billed as a fight for bragging rights between Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby and Colorado rookie Nathan MacKinnon.
The former No. 1 picks both are from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia in Canada.
Instead, Giguere stole the show. Pittsburgh went 0 for 7 on the power play and lost for the first time at home despite outshooting the Avalanche 34-14.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 shots for the Penguins (7-2).