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You Decide: Avalanche Play of the Week

by - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche is offering fans a new way to get in the game this year. Your voice will be heard in selecting Colorado’s “Play of the Week” each week during the season.

We’ll offer up three choices, and you choose the top play by voting on the poll on the homepage of At the end of the season, a bracket-style tournament will be held to determine – once again, through fan voting – the Avalanche’s “Play of the Year”.

Check out this week’s three nominees, and be sure to vote for your favorite by Monday at 12:00 p.m. MT.

Sakic Cleans Up – 10/12 at Edmonton
After Edmonton netminder Mathieu Garon stopped both a semi-breakaway by Paul Stastny and Scott Hannan’s follow-up attempt, Avalanche captain Joe Sakic calmly swooped in and tucked the puck underneath Garon’s legs.

Stastny Freezes the “D” - 10/14 at Calgary
With the Avalanche on a power play, Paul Stastny corralled a cross-ice feed from Joe Sakic while stationed at the bottom of the left faceoff circle. Showing incredible patience, Stastny held onto the puck long enough to grab the attention of Calgary’s defense and netminder Miikka Kiprusoff before slipping a feed to Ryan Smyth for the goal.

McCormick’s Work Pays Off – 10/16 vs. Philadelphia
The Avalanche’s aggressive forecheck was on full display during the club’s 5-2 win over the Flyers. Cody McCormick first knocked the puck away from a Philadelphia defenseman near the blue line, which David Jones then corralled before rewarding a cutting McCormick with a nice pass for the forward’s first goal of the season.

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