The way the 2010-11 season went certainly wasn't how Adam Foote wanted his career to end, but at least he and the Colorado Avalanche were able to pull out a 4-3 overtime victory over the Edmonton Oilers in the final game of the season.
The Avs were down 1-0 less than 90 seconds into the game, but Ryan O'Reilly and Mark Olver countered with goals less than a minute apart. But the Avs allowed two more goals in the second period, losing 3-1 at the start of the third period. Milan Hejduk scored a power play goal 30 seconds into the third period to tie the game at three. That was all of the offense for the period, leading to an overtime period. Unlike during most of the season, the Colorado Avalanche took advantage of a power play situation for a second time in the game. Liam Reddox, who scored one of Edmonton's goals, was called for tripping Matt Duchene at 3:11 in the period. At 3:57, David Jones scored the game-winning goal, with assists going to Duchene and Hejduk.
Foote spent over 15 minutes on the ice and had a nice hit here and there.
Avalanche goalie Peter Budaj, of course, allowed his requisite three goals, but this time it was enough to help win the game.
The Avalanche finished the season with 68 points on a 30-44-8 record.