Colorado Avalanche goalie Adam Werner records shutout in NHL debut

first_imgThe Colorado Avalanche walked out of Winnipeg with a 4-0 victory in the most unlikely of circumstances.Just 31 seconds in, the Avs lost starting goalie Pavel Francouz following a collision with Mark Scheifele in the crease. Francouz laid motionless on the ice for a while before being helped to his skates and assisted off the ice by a trainer ADAM WERNER. WOW. #GoAvsGo— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 13, 201940 shots. 40 saves.A shutout in his first career NHL game for Adam Werner. #GoAvsGo— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 13, 2019The 22-year-old recorded his first NHL win and his first NHL shutout in a spectacular effort, blocking all 40 shots he faced through 59:29 of action against the Jets.The Avs have now won their last three games after suffering through a five-game skid in which they went 0-4-1. On the flip side, Winnipeg had been on a tear lately, going 4-0-1 in their last five games before meeting Werner in the opposing net.Colorado was brutally out-shot 40-25, but the goalies made the difference. Werner outplayed five-year vet Connor Hellebuyck for his first win and his first shutout on Tuesday.Congrats, Adam Werner!#GoAvsGo— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 13, 2019 Warning: the content in this video may be disturbing for some audiences.Pavel Francouz/Mark Scheifele collision.Hope Pavel is all right. Took him a few minutes to get on his feet. #GoAvsGo #GoJetsGo— Josh Tessler (@JoshTessler_) November 13, 2019When play resumed, it was not Philipp Grubauer, who is currently dealing with a lower-body injury, between the pipes. Instead, Colorado’s 2016 fifth-round pick Adam Werner saw the first NHL action of his career.MORE: Gabriel Landeskog’s injury could shake up Central DivisionHe fit in nicely.last_img

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