NHL: San Jose 1, Detroit 0 (SO)

Oct. 21, 2013 at 10:39 PM

DETROIT, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Logan Couture scored in a shootout and Antti Niemi sealed with the victory with a spectacular save Monday in unbeaten San Jose's 1-0 win over Detroit.

After the two teams battled through a scoreless regulation and overtime, the contest moved to a shootout.

In the second round of the tiebreaker, Couture finally dented Detroit's Jimmy Howard with a forehand shot to his blocker side, leaving it up to the Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi to keep the game alive.

He moved down the right side, faked a shot, then came around to the left of the net, firing a shot that a prone Niemi managed to stop by lifting a leg off the ice.

Niemi finished with 24-save shutout for the surging Sharks, who remained undefeated through nine games (8-0-1).

Howard turned aside 27 shots for his 17th career whitewash as Detroit dropped a second straight following four consecutive wins.

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