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Budaj Earns Play of the Week Honors

Netminder's Flurry Of Late Saves Garners 43.46% Of Fan Votes

Monday, 01.4.2010 / 3:03 PM MT / Features
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Budaj Earns Play of the Week Honors
A flurry of late saves by netminder Peter Budaj took home Avalanche "Play of the Week" honors for the Dec. 25-31 timeframe.

Budaj's performance, which earned 43.46% of the vote, beat out Ryan O'Reilly's game-winning goal against Ottawa (35.00%) and Craig Anderson's snow angel save (21.54%), which also came against the Senators.

The play now automatically qualifies for Colorado’s year-end “Play of the Year” bracket-style tournament – to be determined by Avalanche fans. Be sure to check back each Friday during the season, as three new choices for the Avalanche’s “Play of the Week” will be posted for you to vote upon.

Budaj Plays Big Late – 12/26 vs. Dallas
The Avalanche led the Stars late during their first contest after the holiday break, and Peter Budaj made sure it stayed that way. With under three minutes remaining and the Avs holding a two-goal lead Budaj made four consecutive saves, including left pad saves on a backhand attempt by Mike Modano and a forehand rebound by Jamie Benn, to maintain his team’s advantage.


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