MacKinnon, Avalanche top Crosby, Penguins 1-0 - NBC Sports

MacKinnon, Avalanche top Crosby, Penguins 1-0
Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) collides with Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) after getting of a shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
October 21, 2013, 10:17 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned aside 34 shots for his second shutout in 11 days and the Colorado Avalanche edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 on Monday night.

Gabriel Landeskog scored the game's 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).

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