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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Patrick Roy finished his Hall of Fame goaltending career in heartbreaking fashion as the Colorado Avalanche lost to Minnesota on an overtime goal in Game 7 of the 2003 postseason.

Perhaps only fitting then that Roy begins his first playoff series behind the bench against the Wild, with Game 1 on Thursday night at Pepsi Center.

Roy says he's not nervous for the series to begin, just "anxious to see the puck drop. When you're well prepared, you're not nervous, you're anxious."

All season long, Roy's preached an even-keel attitude to his team. The stage and stakes may be bigger, but he's trying to keep their focus only on the next shift and nothing farther.

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