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Matt Duchene again earned Avalanche "Play of the Week" honors with his shootout goal that officially clinched a playoff berth for Colorado.
Duchene's tally earned 57.32% of the voting, topping John-Michael Liles' overtime winner against San Jose (23.57%) and Darcy Tucker's behind-the-back feed to Marek Svatos (19.11%).
The play now automatically qualifies for Colorado’s year-end “Play of the Year” bracket-style tournament – to be determined by Avalanche fans. Be sure to check back each Friday during the season, as three new choices for the Avalanche’s “Play of the Week” will be posted for you to vote upon.
Playoff Bound – 4/6 @ Vancouver The stakes were simple when Matt Duchene picked up the puck at center ice and headed toward Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo in the shootout. If the rookie scored, the Avs were headed to the playoffs. Duchene did just that, beating Luongo stick side to give Colorado its 12th playoff berth during its 14 years in Denver.