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.
Giguere made 18 saves in his first game at Honda Center since the Ducks traded him nearly two years ago, and Milan Hejduk scored two goals in the Avalanche's 4-2 victory on Saturday night.
Although their current team gave another dismaying performance, the Anaheim fans showed their love for 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.
''I was pretty touched,'' Giguere said. ''I consider this place my second home. My kid...