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Play of the Year Finals - Wolski vs. Budaj

Top-Ranked Plays Go Head-to-Head for Play of the Year Honors

Monday, 05.25.2009 / 12:00 PM MT / Features
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Play of the Year Finals - Wolski vs. Budaj
After five weeks, 30 individual matchups and thousands of votes, the Avalanche's Play of the Year competition comes down to the top two seeds in the bracket. Wojtek Wolski's shootout goal versus the Minnesota Wild faces off against Peter Budaj's save against the Vancouver Canucks.

Semifinal Results:
#1 Wolski Bests Backstrom (58.27%) defeats #29 Budaj's Breakaway Stop (41.73%)
#2 Budaj Robs H. Sedin (56.90%) defeats #22 Lappy Runs Over Downey (43.10%)

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Play of the Year Finals: #1 Wojtek Wolski vs. #2 Peter Budaj
Wolski's goal was the top-rated play in the bracket, garnering nearly 66% of the vote during Week 22 of the competition. Budaj's stop on Henrik Sedin wasn't far behind, earning almost 63% of fan voting in Week 5.

Wolski Bests Backstrom - 3/12 vs. Minnesota (65.97% in Week 22)
Wojtek Wolski continued his shootout magic, netting the game-winner in the Avs’ 2-1 victory over the Wild. Wolski baited Niklas Backstrom out of the net and actually faked two shots before sailing an attempt over the Minnesota netminder.


Budaj Robs H. Sedin – 11/12 at Vancouver (62.96% in Week 5)
The Sedin twins teamed up in an attempt to foil Peter Budaj, but the goaltender was up to the task. Daniel made a feed to an open Henrik, who was stationed to Budaj’s left with a seemingly open net. Budaj quickly moved side-to-side and robbed the Canucks of a goal by getting a glove on Henrik’s attempt.


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