Jean-Sebastien Giguere? will be the starting goalie for the Avalanche tonight against the visiting Florida Panthers?. Technically, that's as far as it goes in significance for the Avs.

But there is an unmistakable vibe right now that the veteran Giguere may be the main man in net down the stretch for the Avs. Not only is Giguere playing well, he is the one with the Stanley Cup ring, the goalie who has proved he can lead an underdog team into the playoffs.

The Avs invested a lot in getting 23-year-old Semyon Varlamov to be their No. 1 goalie, but coach Joe Sacco's job is to win now, and it appears the top job is Giguere's to win or lose as the games get bigger.