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Avalanche Play Of The Week: Feb. 18-24

by Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche is again asking for your help in determining the Avalanche's "Play of the Week" each week during the regular season. At the end of the year, a bracket-style tournament will be held to determine, via fan voting, the Avalanche's "Play of the Year."

Milan Hejduk, Erik Johnson and Matt Duchene are this week's nominees.

Voting ends on Monday, Feb. 28 at 2:00 p.m. MT, so be sure to cast your ballot today!

Hejduk’s Handy Work – 2/22 @ St. Louis
Milan Hejduk showed off his great hands on this goal against St. Louis. The play began when the rebound of John-Michael Liles’ point shot popped high into the air. Hejduk took one whack at it before it came all the way down to the ice, but didn’t get enough on it. With the puck still bouncing, he took a second swat at it and knocked it past Blues goalie Ty Conklin.

Johnson’s Big Tally – 2/22 @ St. Louis
Only days after being acquired from the Blues in a trade, new Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was back in St. Louis, playing against his old team. Johnson scored his first goal as an Av, netting the go-ahead tally at the 14:54 mark of the third period. With St. Louis forward BJ Crombeen draped all over him, the defenseman grabbed a loose puck and fired a wrister from the top of the left circle that found the back of net.

Duchene Feathers Pass – 2/23 vs. Edmonton
Matt Duchene set up Milan Hejduk’s 19th goal of the season by making a nicely timed feed. During an Avalanche rush, Duchene gained the offensive zone and threaded a pass up to Hejduk, who put a well-placed wrist shot past Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk from the lower right circle.


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