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Avalanche Play of the Week: Jan. 1-7

by - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche is 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."

Goals by Chris Stewart and T.J. Galiardi are nominated this week, along with a hit by Ryan Wilson.

Voting ends on Monday, Jan. 11 at 3:00 p.m. MT, so be sure to cast your ballot today!

Stewart Ties It – 1/2 @ Columbus
Chris Stewart tied the Avs and Blue Jackets at 2-2 with this goal in the third period. The second-year forward flew up the left wing and into the Columbus zone before slowing up and finding Paul Stastny with a cross-ice pass. Stastny returned the favor a few seconds later, setting Stewart up for his 12th goal of the season.


Galiardi Wins It – 1/2 @ Columbus
With the Avs and Blue Jackets tied late in the third period, T.J. Galiardi played the role of hero. After Milan Hejduk cut into the slot and fired a low shot that was stopped by Columbus goalie Steve Mason, Galiardi swooped in and deposited the rebound with only 58 seconds remaining to give the Avalanche the victory.


Wilson Levels Thompson – 1/6 vs. NY Islanders
Ryan Wilson has gained a reputation for throwing big open ice hits during his rookie season and this play fit right into that mold. As Thompson carried the puck up the left wing, Wilson lined up the Islanders forward and greeted him with a hard body check.


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