Two Canadian goaltenders recorded shutouts on Wednesday. Corey Crawford of Montreal, Quebec made 28 saves for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Blues and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec made 29 saves as the Vegas Golden Knights trounced the Anaheim Ducks 5-0.
Crawford made eight saves in the first period and 10 saves each in the second and third period. It was his first of the season and 24th of his National Hockey League career. Canadian Olympic gold medalist Brent Seabrook of Richmond, British Columbia scored the only goal of the game from Patrick Kane and two-time Olympic gold medalist Jonathan Toews of Winnipeg, Manitoba at 15:55 of the second period. With the win, the Blackhawks improved to seven wins, eight regulation losses and four losses in extra time for 18 points.
Fleury made six saves in the first period, 12 saves in the second period and 11 saves in the third period for 29 saves overall. It was Fleury’s third shutout of the season which leads the National Hockey League. Fleury also recorded shutouts this season in a 1-0 Golden Knights win over the Philadelphia Flyers on October 13 and in a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on November 3. In addition to leading the NHL in shutouts, Fleury also leads the NHL in saves in 2018-19 with 931.
In the Golden Knights win over the Ducks, Cody Eakin of Winnipeg, Manitoba scored twice. One of Eakin’s goals was shorthanded. Nick Holden of St. Albert, Alberta also had a multi-point game as he notched one goal and one assist for two points. The Golden Knights improve to eight wins, 10 regulation losses and one loss in extra time for 17 points overall.