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When you walk around the concourses, press box and passage ways around Honda Center in Anaheim, it's hard not to come across framed photographs of the most important goaltender in Ducks history, 34-year-old Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Near the broadcasting area of the press box, there's a photo of him stone-faced, accepting the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP shortly after Anaheim had lost Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals to New Jersey.
Depicting more jubilant times, there are a good number of pictures of Giguere holding the Stanley Cup above his head, celebrating the Ducks' 2007 Stanley Cup triumph over Ottawa.
On Saturday night, the mutual love between the fans, the organization and Giguere was flowing as he returned to Anaheim for the first time since being traded to Toronto on January 31, 2010 for Jason Blake and Vesa Toskala. Now in his first year with the Colorado Avalanche, Giguere continued his strong play by stopping 18 of 20 shots in leading the Avs t...
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Jean-Sebastien Giguere still has fond memories of nearly a decade spent between these pipes, winning and losing a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks.
With signs, chants and multiple standing ovations, the grateful Anaheim crowd showed it hasn't forgotten "Jiggy." The goalie then reminded his former team he can still stop pucks for the Colorado Avalanche.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- 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 Colorado Avalanche goalie returns to Anaheim on Saturday for the first time since he was traded to Toronto in January 2010. Giguere helped the Ducks win the Stanley Cup in 2007.The Colorado Avalanche goalie returns to Anaheim on Saturday for the first time since he was traded to Toronto in January 2010.
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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.
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.
Anaheim Ducks winger Jason Blake could return to action as early as Wednesday, according to the Orange County Register.
Blake, who has been out since cutting his wrist on a skate on October 14, is practicing regularly and head coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters he expects to see Blake on the ice either Wednesday, versus the San Jose Sharks, or Friday, against the New York Islanders...
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene will miss four weeks after being forced out of Thursday's game against the Phoenix Coyotes with a right knee injury.
Duchene underwent an MRI Friday. He suffered the injury in the opening period when his skate was caught on the ice while attempting to deliver a check.
He immediately went to the locker room and was ruled out the rest of...
The Ducks have assigned right wing Kyle Palmieri to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL...
Milan Hejduk came into the final day of the year with only one goal for the month of December.
Another day, another Ducks loss. You get your hopes up that after one good win that the team can maybe pull it together for two in a row. Then your hopes get dashed on the rocks and you go back to your reality of expecting losses. Being a Ducks fan is not an easy thing these days.Anaheim finally won a game on the road, their first in two months, and then they come home and...
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David Jones back in the lineup for the Avs, in J.S. Giguere’s homecoming to Anaheim.
Because they've struggled on the road so much, the Colorado Avalanche will face a huge challenge in the coming weeks.
A difficult stretch of games won't be made any easier if standout center Matt Duchene misses any length of time.
The Avalanche seek a seventh win in eight games Saturday night when they open a four-game trip against the last-place Anaheim Ducks.
ANAHEIM – Avalanche just wrapped up practice here at the Honda Center. I’m sitting inside a completely dark building typing this. They literally have turned out the lights inside the building. But sun is streaming through the alcoves of the building, creating a very cool, creepy effect. You should be here.
In fact, I just snapped a pic of it:
Semyon Varlamov will...