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Video: Giguere’s glove save on Kunitz helps Avs shut out Penguins

Oct 21, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

It was one of 34 saves for Jean-Sebastien Giguere, the Colorado Avalanche goalie, Monday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

But it may have been his best, and most important of the evening. On a two-on-one rush, Penguins’ forward Chris Kunitz was given a nifty feed from Sidney Crosby, but couldn’t beat Giguere in close. Colorado’s veteran netminder threw out the glove denying Kunitz on a quality scoring chance in the late stages of the third period.

The save preserved a 1-0 win for the Avalanche. For Giguere, who turned 36 years of age in May, that’s his second shutout already, and he’s had only three games. The Avalanche have won eight of their first nine games, and have only given up 12 goals against.

  1. Stiller43 - Oct 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Helluva save. He was big most of the nighf

    • ravenscaps48 - Oct 22, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      Giggly played like his Conn Smytge self last night…. And I love how he held the save on Kunitz like Dikembe Motumbo wagging his finger “NO NO NO, NOT TODAY”

  2. stinkpretty1 - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    Is this guy new, or what. Unreal game.

  3. adlent - Oct 22, 2013 at 6:52 AM

    New? No. Giguere has been around for a long time and played with Anaheim for years. He has spent last couple seasons as a backup. In 2003 he led a 7th seed Ducks all the way to the Stanley Cup where they lost to the Devils, but Giguere was so brilliant that he still got the Conn Smythe.

    Always loved how this guy played!

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