Gabriel Landeskog put the blame squarely on himself for the goal that was overturned on an offside review in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
"Get off the ice," Landeskog added, referring to himself.
The Avalanche ultimately lost 3-2, sending the San Jose Sharks to the Western Conference Final.
Midway through the second period, Colorado forward Colin Wilson scored to tie the game, but the Sharks challenged the marker. In the process of going off for a line change, Landeskog was deemed offside while standing by the bench.
Landeskog hadn't yet seen replays of the goal but expressed sympathy for the officiating crew.
"I haven't watched it in slo-mo like I'm sure everybody at home got to do, but hopefully the linesman got it right," he said. "I don't envy (the officials') position at all to have to make that call in a Game 7 like this. It's a tough job and it's a tough call to have to make."
The 26-year-old winger then reiterated he should shoulder the responsibility for the error.
"Yeah, I'm going to take blame for that because I could have done a lot of things differently. Ultimately, my skates were on the ice."
The Avalanche named Landeskog captain in 2012 when he was 19 years old.