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After six weeks of competition, Matt Hendricks' shootout goal outlasted the field to take home Avalanche Play of the Year honors. The forward's tally, which was the No. 10 overall seed in the tournament, received a whopping 85.34% of fan voting in the championship round.
Earning runner-up status was Kyle Cumiskey's overtime goal against the Atlanta Thrashers on Feb. 10. The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, Cumiskey's marker received 14.66% of the vote in the finals.
Hendricks Ends Marathon – 1/9 @ Buffalo (50.43% in Week 15) Matt Hendricks dug deep into his bag of tricks, bringing out an old move he used back in high school to help the Avs top the Sabres in a shootout. As the tiebreaker stretched to an 11th round, Hendricks made a big shot fake – complete with a leg kick – to get Buffalo netminder Patrick Lalime down on his pads. From there, the forward went to his backhand to put home the shootout winner.