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NHL Avalanche Retires Jersey of Former Star Goalie - 2003-10-29

The National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche have retired jersey number 33 of former star goaltender Patrick Roy. And it came on a night in Denver, Colorado, when they defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-2.

The Avalanche held a pre-game ceremony to honor one of the greatest goaltenders of all time, raising Roy's jersey to the rafters. Players paid tribute to the NHL's winningest goaltender by wearing his number 33 during warm-ups.

Roy retired in May after 19 seasons. He is the only three-time winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is awarded to the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He is also a four-time Stanley Cup winner.

After the ceremonies, the Colorado Avalanche posted their third win in four games with the 4-2 victory. Colorado's Jim Cummins slapped in the winning shot against Calgary, which happend to be his first goal in two and a half years, and Alex Tanguay had two assists.