Hibernian eased their relegation troubles with a point in a Clydesdale Bank Premier League stalemate with draw specialists St Mirren at Easter Road.
Buddies goalkeeper Craig Samson saved a first-half James McPake header and second-half shots in quick succession from Leigh Griffiths and substitute David Wotherspoon as 11th-placed Hibs earned a valuable point in their survival fight.
Saints - now without an SPL win in nine matches, the last five of them draws - were lively on the break without ever testing Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack.
After Steven Thomson sliced wide from Nigel Hasselbaink's cut-back, Hibs went on the attack.
Griffiths shot across the face of goal from an acute angle after ghosting in behind Jim Goodwin before the hosts went close again when captain McPake met a corner with a powerful header, but Samson's firm hand turned the ball away.
St Mirren were on the defensive and Ivan Sproule saw an effort from the edge of the box deflect out for a corner, which George Francomb whipped in and McPake headed off target.
Jim Goodwin and Roy O'Donovan had an off-the-ball altercation, both booked after the visiting captain appeared to use a forceful elbow after taking exception for the Hibs striker challenging Samson for a through ball. Had O'Donovan made more of the incident, Goodwin could have faced sterner punishment than a yellow card from referee Willie Collum.
Hugh Murray dragged down O'Donovan on the edge of the visitors' area, presenting Hibs with a free-kick 25 yards out in front of goal. Griffiths' left-foot strike hit the wall before he volleyed a rebound into the floor which bounced high and fell for O'Donovan. However, the Irish striker could not get much of a touch and Samson saved.
St Mirren striker Steven Thompson appealed in desperation for a penalty when chasing a lost cause after being legitimately shoved off the ball. It was an illustration of how few chances the visitors were creating.
Jorge Claros drove narrowly wide for Hibs before Samson was again called into action, making a double save. First he parried a Griffiths' effort and then turned substitute Wotherspoon's follow up around the post.