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Sakic's Tying Goal Named "Play of the Game"

Avalanche Captain Again Takes Honors for Top Play

Tuesday, 04.15.2008 / 3:42 PM MT / Features
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Sakic\'s Tying Goal Named \"Play of the Game\"
The results are in, and Joe Sakic's game-tying goal Monday against the Minnesota Wild was voted as the "Play of the Game".

Sakic's tally garnered over 52% of your votes.

Hundreds of fans cast their vote for Friday's "Play of the Game," with voting being conducted on

Results from the voting are as follows:

Sakic Ties It Up - 52.27% of fan votes
Sakic's 182nd career playoff point was the winner in a landslide. The Avalanche captain picked up a loose puck following a scrum in front of the Minnesota goal and put a backhand attempt past a sprawling Niklas Backstrom with 5:04 remaining in the third, sending the contest to overtime.

Theodore on Gaborik - 32.95% of fan votes
Just over five minutes into the overtime session, Jose Theodore made one of his 11 stops in the extra session on this play. Set up behind the net, Todd Fedoruk send a feed out front to Marian Gaborik, whose attempt from the slot was smothered by the Avalanche netminder

Theo Stops Demitra - 14.77% of fan votes
A little more than seven minutes had elapsed in the second period when Theodore made this stop on Pavol Demitra. During a 2-on-1 short-handed rush, Demitra's partial breakaway attempt was turned aside by the Avalanche goaltender.

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