All-Time Colorado Avalanche: Top Five Goals in Franchise History

November 28th, 2009 by James Crider Leave a reply »
Even though the Colorado Avalanche franchise is only 14 years old, choosing the top five goals ever scored is a challenge. There have been so many great moments since the team moved to Denver, so let's hope I do a good job with my selections.


5. Joe Sakic against Dwayne Roloson (Mar. 28, '08)

Game 79 of the season, with the team's playoff hopes hanging in the balance, the Avalanche were down 4-3 to Edmonton with six seconds left on the clock.

But old habits die hard.

Peter Forsberg fed Joe Sakic the puck from behind the net, and Mr. Clutch buried it. Colorado went on to win the game in a shootout and clinch a playoff spot.

Many people probably don't remember this goal, but I'll never forget it. It was the last time Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic were able to combine their talents to get the Avalanche into the playoffs, even though Sakic was coming off hernia surgery and Forsberg was playing with a machine on his leg that pumped blood to his foot.

This play was the closing chapter of two brilliant NHL careers.


4. Peter Forsberg against Chris Osgood (May 18, '99)
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