10/22/2013 08:01 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

HNIC Radio: J.S. Giguere contributing to Avs' hot start

Jean-Sebastien Giguere loves a challenge.

Colorado's backup goalie chatted with hosts Rob Pizzo and Craig Simpson on Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday about his contributions to the Avalanche's hot start (8-1-0).

Giguere turned away all 34 shots by the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night, posting his second shutout in three starts this season. He stopped 39 shots in Anaheim's 2-0 win over Boston two weeks ago.

The 36-year-old said keeping busy in the crease helps him stay focused.

"Especially as a backup, when you don't get to play that often, those are tough nights but those are fun nights, too," he said. "That's what you work out for every day."

Listen to the full audio interview above.

Rob Pizzo and co-hosts Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, Tim Wharnbsy and Cassie Campbell-Pascall discuss the game of hockey in an entertaining way on Hockey Night in Canada Radio, the flagship of NHL Network radio on SiriusXM. Weekdays from 3-5pm ET on Sirius 207 and XM 92.