November 19, 2011
Backup goalie? Enroth moved to 7-1-0 on the season with his second career shutout, blanking the Carolina Hurricanes, 1-0. Enroth bounced back from a clunker against the New Jersey Devils, making 34 saves. Jason Pominville(notes) scored the games only goal on the power play in the first period.
Giggy's first shutout since Feb. 2010 propelled the Avs to a 3-0 victory over the slumping Dallas Stars. The Colorado goalie made 24 saves, facing just four shots in the first period while the Avs peppered Kari Lehtonen(notes) with 16 shots in the first and 44 for the game.
The Flames forward scored the last two goals in Calgary's 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, and added a primary assist on Rene Bourque's(notes) tie-breaking second-period goal 40 seconds into the second period. Paul Bryon scored 17 seconds later to make it 3-1.
Honorable mention: Chuck Kobasew(notes), Paul Stastny(notes) and Matt Duchene(notes) (his eighth) had the Colorado goals. … Thomas Vanek's(notes) assist was his 24th point of the season, giving him sole possession of second in the NHL, one point behind Phil Kessel(notes). … Marian Hossa(notes) scored his ninth for the Blackhawks, and Viktor Stalberg(notes) had the other Chicago goal. … Mikka Kiprusoff made 30 saves for the Flames.
Did you know? The 1-0 loss to Buffalo was only the third time this season the Hurricanes held their opponents under two goals. (AP)
Dishonorable mention: Dallas was 38 percent on faceoffs. … Carolina has now lost seven of its last eight games. … Finally, Lee Stempniak(notes) opened the scoring for the Flames by smoking Duncan Keith(notes). Said Keith to ESPN Chicago: "I'd like to have that first one back ... I know myself, I'm looking to have a good game tomorrow."