Jean-Sebastien Giguere will again be asked to stop the proverbial bleeding, a term the first-year Avalanche backup goalie has used when preparing to protect the nets.

Last month, "Giggy" stepped in the crease and helped the Avalanche beat the New York Islanders? to snap a four-game losing streak. Tonight, he's prepared to lead Colorado to only its second victory in nine games against Northwest Division foes.

"Certainly, when I play, I have to get the most out of it because I don't know when my next game is going to be," said Giguere, who will get his first start tonight in eight games, against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiatrade Saddledome. "So I have to have self-urgency when I play, and hopefully that can reflect on everybody else. In a game like (tonight), we should have all kinds of urgency, a game that we're extremely hungry for."