Colorado Avalanche: Top 5 Moments of 2014-15 Season

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5. Jarome Iginla’s game winner in the finale

Apr 7, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Avalanche right wing Jarome Iginla (12) celebrates his goal with center

Matt Duchene

(9) and defenseman

Tyson Barrie

(4) in the second period against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Iginla was a rock for the Avalanche all season, leading the team with 29 goals. On Fan Appreciation night in Denver, in the regular season finale against the Blackhawks, Jarome Iginla was vintage number 12.

Iginla gave the Avalanche the lead in the 2nd period on a power play goal, but it didn’t hold up. Chicago rallied, and seemed to have a bit of momentum in the 3rd period, which culminated in a tying goal for the visitors with under 5 minutes to play. The Avalanche didn’t blink.

The Avalanche got another man-advantage with minutes to go, and sent their 2nd-to-worst power play in the league on the ice, one last time. With 30 seconds left in the game, Iginla pulled the trigger from the top of the left circle — BINGO!

Avalanche fans rejoiced (although some pulled their hair out because the Avalanche dropped from 8th to 10th in the draft standings) on the goal. Either way, it was a fun way to cap off an impressive season for the ageless Iginla. It’s also


fun to beat the Blackhawks.

UPDATE: I’d also like to give a shoutout and honorable mention to Danny Briere’s last second game winner in Boston. It’s hard to include every great moment in a finite list, but Briere has had an outstanding career. His shining moment with the Avs deserves a mention!