Jean-Sebastien Giguere News
J.S Giguere announced his retirement last week.
Giguere, 37, came into the NHL in 1996 with the Hartford Whalers. He played 16 NHL seasons with the Whalers, Flames, Ducks, Maple Leafs and Avalanche. He finished with a 262-216-25-64 (W-L-T-OTL) record with 38 shutouts and a career 2.53 GAA and .913 SV%. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2003, despite the Ducks losing to the Devils in the Finals. He would eventually get his Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007. His retirement leaves the Avalanche with Reto Berra as Semyon Varlamov's back-up.
Giguere will start Sunday for the Avalanche; not Varlamov as originally announced.
Giguere allowed two goals on 24 shots after replacing Reto Berra on Friday. Originally April 8th vs. Edmonton looked like it could be Giggy's last NHL game, but he will get the call tonight vs. the Ducks in what should be his final NHL start. Giguere is 11-6-0 with a 2.61 GAA and .913 SV% this season.
Giguere starts vs. Edmonton on Tuesday.
Giguere gave up five goals on 35 shots in a loss to the Canadiens in his last start (Mar 18). Giguere could be making his last start of his NHL career on Tuesday. He has already expressed interest in retiring at season's end; with four games left… This could be all she wrote. He has gone 10-6-0 with a 2.71 GAA and .910 SV% this season. If you are looking for a spot-star, he is on a good team with a great matchup.
Giguere starts in Montreal.
Giguere stopped eight of nine shots after replacing Semyon Varlamov in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Ducks. With his career closing winding down, the 36-year-old netminder will likely be making the final start of his career in his hometown. He made 29 saves in a 4-1 win over the Habs back in November.
Giguere in goal for the Avalanche in Detroit.
Giguere allowed five goals on 27 shots in a 6-4 loss to the Kings last Wednesday. With a tough couple of games ahead (STL, WPG, CHI, ANA) Giggy will get the start tonight in Detroit as they get Semyon Varlamov ready for the tough stretch ahead. Giguere is 7-3-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .918 SV% on the road.
Giguere first off at the Avs' morning skate.
Giguere allowed five goals on 27 shots in a 6-4 loss to the Kings last Wednesday. With a tough couple of games ahead (STL, WPG, CHI, ANA) it looks like Giggy will get the start tonight in Detroit as they get Semyon Varlamov ready for the tough stretch ahead. Giguere is 7-3-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .918 SV% on the road.
Giguere starts for the Avalanche on Wednesday.
Giguere stopped 30 of 32 shots in a win over the Islanders in the Avs' last game before the Olympic break. He has won each of his last two starts and sits with a 9-4-0 record, 2.44 GAA and .918 SV% on the season. Wednesday will mark just his fourth home start of the season, he is 2-1-0 in his first three.
Giguere gets the call vs. the Islanders.
Giguere stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 OT win over the Devils on Monday. He had lost his previous four starts so it was good for the veteran to get off the losing train. If you are looking for a spot-start, Giggy should be a strong option as he gets set to face an Isles team who have dropped six of their last seven games.
Giguere gets the start for Colorado.
Giguere allowed one goal on 20 shots in relief of Semyon Varlamov in a loss to the Leafs on January 21. After a strong start to the season, Giguere has fallen way behind Varlamov in terms of starts. He has not recorded a win since December 6, but draws a good matchup tonight in New Jersey.
Giguere (back) will not start tonight.
Giguere was originally scheduled to start tonight but will yield the start to Sami Aittokallio because of a stiff back. He is listed as day-to-day.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere (back spasms) will be back on the bench as Semyon Varlamov's backup against the Devils.
Giguere's back spasms only kept him out of one game. Sami Aittokallio has been reassigned to Lake Erie with Giggy back. The Avs don't have a back-to-back until next Friday and Saturday, don't expect to see Giguere until then.
Giguere is out with back spasms.
The Avalanche have recalled Sami Aittokallio from Lake Erie to serve as the team's second goalie behind Semyon Varlamov while Giguere is out. There is no word on how long Giguere is expected to be sidelined.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere will be back between the pipes Monday when the Avs host the Calgary Flames.
Giguere allowed seven goals on 24 shots before being yanked for the third period vs. Chicago on December 27. After winning his first seven starts, he has now lost his last three and sits at 7-3-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .918 SV%. He will face a Flames team who he is 2-0-0 against this season.
Giguere starts for the Avalanche.
Giguere stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Stars on December 17. After starting the season 7-0-0, Giggy has lost each of his last two starts and will be in very tough tonight when the Avalanche are in Chicago. Giguere is 5-2-0 with a 2.08 GAA and .931 SV% in eight road starts.
Giguere starts for the Avalanche.
Giguere allowed three goals on 21 shots in a loss to the Canucks on December 8. It was his first loss of the season after winning his first seven starts. He will make his third start at home tomorrow vs. the Stars, he is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .952 SV% in his first two starts in Colorado.
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