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Giguere steals show from hometown rivals Crosby, MacKinnon as Avalanche top Penguins 1-0

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) works the puck in the corner against Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Chris Kunitz (14) works to control the puck against Colorado Avalanche's Paul Stastny (26) in front of Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere (35) during a first-period power play in an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) skates back to his bench past Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) battles with Colorado Avalanche Jan Hejda (8) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) gloves the puck before Colorado Avalanche's P.A. Parenteau (15) and Jamie McGinn (11) can get a stick on it in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

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).