Roy Leads 4th-seeded ’01-’02 Avalanche in Sweep of 5th-seeded ’99-’00 Avalanche

Patrick Roy posted a .947 save percentage in the sweep as the ’01-’02 Avalanche move on. (Photo via Gina Ferazzi/Getty Images)

Two goals each in the second and third periods led the 4th-seeded ’01-’02 Avalanche to a 4-2 win in Game 1. Defenseman Rob Blake led them offensively with a goal and two assists while Alex Tanguay scored twice. Then, the ’01-’02 Avs scored three times in a span of 28 seconds in the first period of Game 2 to hold a 3-0 lead after one period. The 5th-seeded ’99-’00 Avalanche got two goals back in the second period to make it 3-2 by the start of the third period. However, goalie Patrick Roy would shut the door for the ’01-’02 Avalanche as they held on for a 3-2 win. Then, in Game 3, the two teams were tied 2-2 after the first period. The ’01-’02 Avs would score once in the second and once in the third to win 4-2 to take a 3-0 series lead. Tanguay and Mike Keane both posted a goal and an assist to lead the ’01-’02 Avs offense. Claude Lemieux scored the lone goal in the first period of Game 4 to give the ’99-’00 Avs a lead heading into the second. Then, almost eight minutes into the second period, Stephane Yelle potted home a rebound to tie the game for the ’01-’02 Avalanche. The game remained tied until late in the third period when Radim Vrbata scored to give the ’01-’02 Avs a 2-1 lead, which would seal the sweep.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Avalanche 1 0 1 2
’01-’02 Avalanche 0 2 2 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 COL – 4   ’99-’00 COL – 2   (1-0   ’01-’02 COL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: D – Rob Blake (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   9 S

2nd Star: LW – Alex Tanguay (’01-’02 COL) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   +1   3 S

3rd Star: RW – Milan Hejduk (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   1 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’99-’00 Avalanche 0 2 0 2
’01-’02 Avalanche 3 0 0 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 COL – 3   ’99-’00 COL – 2   (2-0   ’01-’02 COL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Alex Tanguay (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   2 A   3 P   +2   1 S

2nd Star: D – Adam Foote (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: D – Sandis Ozolinsh (’99-’00 COL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   7 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Avalanche 2 1 1 4
’99-’00 Avalanche 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 COL – 4   ’99-’00 COL – 2   (3-0   ’01-’02 COL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Patrick Roy (’01-’02 COL) – W   2.00 GAA   .950 SV% (38 SV’s)

2nd Star: LW – Alex Tanguay (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   4 S

3rd Star: RW – Mike Keane (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   2 S

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’01-’02 Avalanche 0 1 1 2
’99-’00 Avalanche 1 0 0 1

GAME SUMMARY:  ’01-’02 COL – 2   ’99-’00 COL – 1   (4-0   ’01-’02 COL)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Patrick Roy (’01-’02 COL) – W   1.00 GAA   .971 SV% (33 SV’s)

2nd Star: RW – Radim Vrbata (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   2 S

3rd Star: C – Stephane Yelle (’01-’02 COL) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   1 S

Up next in the 2-7 matchup are the ’95-’96 Avs and the ’03-’04 Avs!

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