Viktor Fasth has quickly gone from unknown in the net to unbelievable.
Given the way he's playing, the backup is making a strong case for even more playing time.
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 just a short time -- four starts, to be exact -- Fasth has earned the trust of his teammates and his coach.
''He's giving me confidence that I never knew I'd have in him when he came over,'' said Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau, whose team won its fourth straight game. ''It's a great, pleasant surprise that Viktor has come over and played so well.''
The 30-year-old Fasth has certainly been quite a find for the Ducks since he signed as a free agent during the offseason. According to the Ducks, Fasth is the first goaltender in NHL history over the age of 30 to win his first four games.
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