Posted December 31, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 18 saves in his first game in Anaheim since the Ducks traded him nearly two years ago, and Milan Hejduk scored TWO goals in the Colorado Avalanche's 4-2 victory on Saturday night. Kyle Quincey and Chuck Kobasew also scored for the Avalanche, who are surging into the new year with eight wins in their last 10 games. The Anaheim crowd gave several standing ovations to Giguere, the popular goalie who backstopped the Ducks to two Stanley Cup finals and their only NHL title. Giguere is the franchise leader with 206 victories for the Ducks, who traded him to Toronto on Jan. 31, 2010. Giguere lost his job during the 2008-09 season to Jonas Hiller, who made 22 saves in the miserable Ducks' 10th loss in 13 games under new coach Bruce Boudreau. Lubomir Visnovsky and Bobby Ryan scored for Anaheim, which is stuck in 29th place in the 30-team overall NHL standings. Saku Koivu had two assists in his return to the Ducks' lineup after an eight-game absence with a stra...
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