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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.
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...
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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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He immediately went to the locker room and was ruled out the rest of...
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.
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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...