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Fast-learning Fasth helps Ducks to victory

Keeper makes 31 saves to shutout Avalanche

  • Reuters
  • Published: 12:36 February 7, 2013
  • Gulf News

New York: Swedish goalie Viktor Fasth extended the perfect start to his NHL career with a 31-save shutout to help the surging Anaheim Ducks ease to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.

Fasth’s first shut-out took him to four wins from as many starts as the 30-year-old continues to make a seamless transition from the Swedish Elite League to the NHL since he was signed as a free agent in the close season.

Sheldon Souray and Saku Koivu each scored in the first period while Francois Beauchemin added a goal in the second to give the Ducks a fourth straight win.

Koivu and Souray also notched assists, with Anaheim (7-1-1) continuing to build on their best start since winning the Stanley Cup in the 2006-07 season.

The Avalanche (4-6-0), by contrast, have now lost three in a row.

Fact Box

Results from the NHL games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS)

Boston 2 MONTREAL 1

Anaheim 3 COLORADO 0

Dallas 3 EDMONTON 2 (OT)

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