Sixty minutes was enough time to settle the score between the Colorado Avalanche and the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. And neither was a five minute extra frame, as the two teams battled through a scoreless affair before the Devils took home the 1-0 win in a shootout.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Martin Brodeur were sensational in net, with each veteran stopping that came his way. Giguere finished the evening with 33 saves, while Brodeur added 28 of his own.
In the shootout, Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise each scored on their attempts for the Devils, and the Avalanche - on the sticks of Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller - was unable to solve Brodeur.
The Avalanche remains in the eighth seed in the Western Conference, and will next play on Saturday at the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers.
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