When he made a big glove save in the third period, the famous song by Will Smith came on the Pepsi Center loudspeakers. Jean-Sebastien Giguere?, a.k.a. "Jiggy," is indeed with it for the Avalanche right now. The former Stanley Cup champion goalie and Conn Smythe? winner (on a losing Cup Finals team, in 2004 with the Anaheim Ducks), was outstanding for the fourth straight game for the Avs in their 2-1 overtime win over Tampa Bay. Giguere said he was confident entering this season because summer sports hernia surgery had restored his flexibility and mobility in net, and he's looking prophetic. On a team that was supposed to have 23-year-old Semyon Varlamov as its No. 1 netminder, Giguere has essentially stolen that role. For how long will be a big story around the team, but for now there is no keeping him out of the net.
Giguere taking control in net
Denver Post | Dec 24