ColoradoAvalanche.com 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."
, Peter Budaj and Matt Duchene
are this week's nominees.
Voting ends on Monday, Jan. 17 at 3:00 p.m. MT, so be sure to cast your ballot today!
Hejduk’s Late Tally – 1/8 vs. NY Islanders
Time was winding down in regulation and the Avs were trailing the Islanders by a goal when Milan Hejduk
found a rebound and used a backhander to beat New York netminder Kevin Poulin with four seconds left. He became the first Av to score a tying goal that late in regulation since Joe Sakic scored with one second left to force OT on Feb. 21, 1997 at Edmonton. Budaj Denies Zetterberg – 1/10 vs. Detroit
In a tight game against the Red Wings, Peter Budaj made several key saves to eventually help the Avs earn a 5-4 victory. Colorado was up 4-1 when Detroit went on a power play late in the first period. Just seconds into the man-advantage, Henrik Zetterberg nearly tipped home a centering feed from Johan Franzen. Fortunately, Budaj reacted quickly enough and got his stick on Zetterberg’s attempt. Dutchy Finishes Give-And-Go – 1/10 vs Detroit
netted his second goal of the night following a nice give-and-go with Tomas Fleischmann. The sophomore out-muscled Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg for a loose puck at the red line and went on a 2-on-1 with Fleischmann. After taking a pass from Duchene, Fleischmann sent it right back to his linemate for the tally.