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Avalanche Play of the Week: March 1-4

by - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche
After a short hiatus due to the Olympic break,'s "Play of the Week" feature returns. Your votes will determine the top Avalanche play from the past week.

Plays by Craig Anderson, Paul Stastny and Peter Mueller are this week's nominees.

Voting ends on Monday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. MT, so be sure to cast your ballot today!

Anderson Sprawls Out – 3/1 vs. Detroit
With the Avs and Red Wings tied at 2-2 late in the second period, Avalanche netminder Craig Anderson made a big stop on Johan Franzen. The Detroit forward started at the right half wall and stickhandled across the ice, cutting through multiple Avalanche defenders on his way to the net. Franzen took the puck all the way across the crease and looked to have Anderson beat, but the goalie extended his right pad all the way to the post to make a dazzling stop.


Stastny Threads The Needle – 3/4 @ Anaheim
Chris Stewart put the Avalanche on the scoreboard against the Ducks after converting a nice feed from Paul Stastny. During a Colorado power play, Stastny and Matt Duchene worked a little cycle play that ended up with Stastny controlling the puck to the left of Anaheim netminder Jonas Hiller. The Avalanche assistant captain then passed the puck across the crease and between James Wisniewski’s legs to set up Stewart’s tally.


Mueller Scores In Debut – 3/4 @ Anaheim
Acquired in a trade with the Phoenix Coyotes just hours earlier, Peter Mueller scored his first Avalanche goal against the Anaheim Ducks. With the Avs applying pressure on a power play, John-Michael Liles kept the play alive by sprawling out to keep the puck in the zone at the blue line. It ended up on the stick of Mueller, who threw a wrister on net from the left point that deflected off Anaheim defenseman James Wisniewski and past netminder Jonas Hiller.


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