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Play of the Game: April 9th

by - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche
What's your choice for the "Play of the Game" from Wednesday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild? To cast your ballot, vote on the poll on the front page of Voting ends Thursday at 1:00 p.m. MT, so cast your ballot now!

Sakic, Sauer Connect
Defenseman Kurt Sauer opened the game’s scoring at the 1:29 mark of the second period off a feed from Joe Sakic. With the teams playing 4-on-4, Sauer cut into the slot as two Minnesota defenders had their eyes on Sakic. Sauer tipped a feed from the captain past Niklas Backstrom for his second career playoff goal.

Theodore Stones Burns
Perhaps the biggest stop of the game, Jose Theodore stoned Minnesota’s Brent Burns in overtime to keep the game knotted at 2-2. Burns led a Minnesota 2-on-1 break and held the puck as Jeff Finger slid in an attempt to break up the play. The Wild defenseman evaded Finger with a toe drag, but Theodore was able to get his pad on Burns’ shot attempt.

Super Joe to the Rescue

Joe Sakic added to his playoff legacy by scoring the game-winner 11:11 into the extra session. After a Ruslan Salei shot from the point was stopped by Niklas Backstrom, the Avalanche captain knocked home the rebound to give the Avs a 3-2 win. The goal was the eight overtime playoff winner of Sakic’s career.

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