Another goalie fight almost breaks out, March 2002
A season after the Avalanche won their last Stanley Cup, a small scrap broke out between Patrick Roy and Kirk Maltby. A larger one soon followed, involving players from both teams, and it appeared as though Roy was going be fighting his third Red Wings goalie of his career.
Instead, Dominik Hasek fell on his way to the scrum and the officials were able to prevent the fight from happening.
Later that year, when Detroit and Colorado met in the playoffs for the fifth time in seven seasons, the Avs would get blown out, 7-0, in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. That was the last “big moments” of the Avalanche-Red Wings rivalry.