Ducks' John Gibson: Dominates visiting Habs with 39-save performance
Gibson stopped 39 of 40 shots by the Canadiens in Tuesday night's 2-1 victory.
He had a spectacular shutout bid in the works until Andrew Shaw broke it up with two minutes left, but that was the only black mark on a brilliant performance by Gibson. After all, he outdueled Carey Price in regulation -- something only one other goalie has done this year. This may have been just the kick he needed to overcome his recent malaise; over Gibson's prior five games, he'd gone just 1-3-1 with a 3.06 GAA and .887 save mark. He's got to post a more sustained run of success to truly get his stats in order, but Gibson did make his save percentage tick up six points (from .906 to a more respectable .912) with this fine performance.