Ian Laperriere's big hit on Detroit's Aaron Downey was tabbed as the Avalanche's "Play of the Week" for the Feb. 27-March 5 time period.
Laperriere's body check, which received 42.46% of the votes, was the first hit to take home Play of the Week honors this season. Also nominated were Ryan Smyth's breakaway goal against the Rangers on March 28 (36.73%) and John-Michael Liles' tally on March 4 against the Red Wings.
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.
Lappy Runs Over Downey – 3/4 vs. Detroit Midway through the first period, Avalanche assistant captain Ian Laperriere threw a big hit on Detroit’s Aaron Downey. While Downey had his head down looking for the puck along the side wall, Laperriere charged in and laid out a clean, hard hit.
Author: ColoradoAvalanche.com - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche