Viktor Fasth stopped 31 shots for his first NHL shutout and Francois Beauchemin scored in his 500th career game, lifting the surging Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night in Denver.
Sheldon Souray and Saku Koivu each added a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who won their fourth straight game and improved to 7-1-1.
Fasth stymied the struggling Avalanche with one sprawling save after another to help Anaheim start a six-game road swing on a good note. The 30-year-old Swedish goaltender has been quite a find for the Ducks since he signed as a free agent over the offseason. He's yet to allow more than two goals in any of his four starts.
A backup to Jonas Hiller, Fasth is making a strong case for more time in the net. His best save against Colorado was when Milan Hejduk skated in late in the final period and lined a shot that Fasth, the Swedish Elite League's goaltender of the year the last two season, gobbled up with his chest.
Beauchemin all but wrapped up the game with a goal in the second period that gave the Ducks a commanding 3-0 lead.
Bruins 2, Canadiens 1: Linemates Tyler Seguin and David Krejci scored in the opening
Flames: Calgary signed goaltender Danny Taylor to a one-year, two-way contract a day after Miikka Kiprusoff suffered a lower-body injury in a 4-1 win over Detroit. Kiprusoff, who left Tuesday's game after the second period, is listed as day to day.
Blue Jackets: Forward Brandon Dubinsky was fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the new NHL collective bargaining agreement, for boarding Los Angeles defenseman Rob Scuderi in Columbus' 4-2 loss to the Kings on Tuesday. He will not be suspended.
Trade: The New Jersey Devils acquired center Andrei Loktionov from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a fifth-round draft selection in a deal between teams that met in the Stanley Cup finals last year.