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"Theo Stops Two" Named Play of the Game

Jose Theodore's Saves on Burns and Fedoruk Tabbed as Top Play

Friday, 04.18.2008 / 4:47 PM / Features
By ColoradoAvalanche.com - Official Site of the Colorado Avalanche
The results are in, and Jose Theodore's back-to-back stops on Brent Burns and Todd Fedoruk were voted as the Avalanche's "Play of the Game".

The first-period performance by Theodore garnered over 44% of your votes.

Hundreds of fans cast their vote for Thursday's "Play of the Game," with voting being conducted on www.coloradoavalanche.com.

Results from the voting are as follows:


Theodore Stops Two
- 44.08% of fan votes
Jose Theodore made not one, but two key saves on a Minnesota power play late in the first period. Brent Burns moved from left to right in front of Theodore’s crease and made a low forehand attempt. The Avs netminder made that pad save and also got in front of Todd Fedoruk’s follow-up attempt.



Theo Robs Gabby - 28.62% of fan votes
Theodore kept the score tied at 1-1 nine minutes into the second period with this spectacular save. Marian Gaborik – the Wild’s leading scorer in the regular season – had a golden opportunity to score his first goal of the playoffs from the goalmouth. Gaborik took a touch pass and put a shot on a seemingly open net, but Theodore was able to stretch his left pad out to make the stop.



Stastny Scores Winner - 27.30% of fan votes
Paul Stastny’s first career playoff goal turned out to be the game-winner for the Avalanche. Stastny corralled a pass from Milan Hejduk in front of the Minnesota net and flipped a backhand attempt over Niklas Backstrom.
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