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Budaj's Stop Named Play of the Game

by - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche
The results are in, and Peter Budaj's save on Nicklas Kronwall was voted as the Avalanche's "Play of the Game."

Budaj's second-period stop garnered over 51% of your votes.

Hundreds of fans cast their vote for Saturday's "Play of the Game," with voting being conducted on

Results from the voting are as follows:

Budaj Comes Up Big - 51.15% of fan votes
Peter Budaj made 19 stops after relieving Jose Theodore, including this save on Niklas Kronwall. The defenseman was on the receiving end of a give-and-go, but his slap shot from the slot was stopped by Budaj.

Lappy Gets One - 29.49% of fan votes
Ian Laperriere notched his third career playoff goal – Colorado’s only tally of the night – off a feed from Cody McCormick 2:38 into the third period. McCormick tipped the puck toward the front of the Detroit goal, where Laperriere knocked it past Chris Osgood.

Theo Robs Lidstrom
- 19.35% of fan votes
Jose Theodore made this big stop on Nicklas Lidstrom 3:43 into the first period. Lidstrom took a cross-ice feed from Pavel Datsyuk and fired a shot on goal, but Theodore got in front of the defenseman’s attempt.

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