Legace earns defensive honors
|How many wins will Manny Legace post this season?
|Total Votes: 519|
Legace allowed two goals or fewer in eight of 11 appearances, including his last seven consecutive starts, to help the Red Wings (11-1-0, 22 points) finish the month first in the NHL overall standings. He recorded his seventh career shutout, a 2-0 victory in Phoenix Oct. 15, and posted his eighth with a 6-0 victory in Columbus on Oct 22.
Legace eclipsed the previous mark for October victories (nine), set by Vancouver's Kirk McLean in 1991-92 (9-2-1) and matched by Toronto's Felix Potvin and Philadelphia's Dominic Roussel in 1993-94 (both 9-1-0).
Playing in his seventh NHL season, the 32-year-old Toronto native started each of Detroit's first 11 games this season, the longest such streak by a Red Wings goaltender in 40 years. In 1965-66, Roger Crozier started the first 13 games for the Red Wings.
|Oct. 5||vs. St. Louis||14||1||5-1 win|
|Oct. 6||at St. Louis||26||3||4-3 win|
|Oct. 9||vs. Calgary||24||3||6-3 win|
|Oct. 10||vs. Vancouver||28||3||4-2 loss|
|Oct. 13||at Los Angeles||28||2||5-2 win|
|Oct. 15||at Phoenix||23||0||2-0 win|
|Oct. 17||vs. San Jose||28||2||3-2 win (OT)|
|Oct. 21||vs. Anaheim||25||2||3-2 win|
|Oct. 22||at Columbus||17||0||6-0 win|
|Oct. 27||vs. Chicago||23||2||5-2 win|
|Oct. 29||at Chicago||DNP|