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Avs change course, go with Giguere on Sunday

Dec 8, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere #35 and Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche celebrate their teams 4-1 victory over of the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on April 10, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
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Earlier on Sunday, it seemed like Semyon Varlamov would get a chance to rebound from an embarrassing start in which he allowed eight goals against the Edmonton Oilers. Instead, the Denver Post reports that Jean-Sebastien Giguere will face the Vancouver Canucks tonight.

Giguere, 36, improved his record to 7-0-0 in a victory against the Calgary Flames on Friday, which head coach Patrick Roy called “an important win.” He’s currently tied with Ken Dryden for 44th all-time in wins with 258, so Giguere’s aiming for history along with more reps this season.

The veteran netminder has been lights out so far in 2013-14, combining that sterling record with an outstanding .947 save percentage and 1.67 GAA. One could see this as a difficult situation for Varlamov, yet it’s difficult to blame Roy for going with the team’s other red-hot netminder.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Well, it kind of worked out, inasmuch as they didn’t allow 8 goals.

  2. polegojim - Dec 9, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    The Avs have reached ‘rubber meets road’… again.

    So far, they’ve rebounded… but 6-4 in the last 10 won’t do it over the long haul.

    3 Goals on 21 shots… won’t work for either goalie.

    1 goal scored… won’t work period.

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