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Dec 31, 2011 10:38 PM by Jordan Mason

Avs beat Ducks 4-2 in Giguere's Anaheim return

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 18 saves in his first game in Anaheim since the Ducks traded him nearly two years ago, and Milan Hejduk scored two goals in the Colorado Avalanche's 4-2 victory on Saturday night.

Kyle Quincey and Chuck Kobasew also scored for the Avalanche, who are surging into the new year with eight wins in their last 10 games.

Lubomir Visnovsky and Bobby Ryan scored for Anaheim, which is stuck in 29th place in the 30-team overall NHL standings. Saku Koivu had two assists in his return to the Ducks' lineup after an eight-game absence with a strained groin.

The Anaheim crowd gave several standing ovations to Giguere, the popular goalie who backstopped the Ducks to two Stanley Cup finals and their only NHL title.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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