Semyon Varlamov G COL 16 hours ago

Varlamov is slated to start Monday's game against the Oilers, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

Varlamov, who stopped 35 of 38 shots in Saturday's win over the Sabres, will look to rebound Monday from last Wednesday's rough outing against the Oilers, in which he was pulled after giving up three goals on seven shots. Beyond Monday, coach Patrick Roy indicated that the Avs plan to turn to Reto Berra on Wednesday at San Jose.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 2 days ago

Varlamov stopped 35 of 38 shots in Saturday's win over Buffalo.

A great bounce-back effort from Varlamov, who had surrendered nine goals in his previous three outings. The 26-year-old advances to 26-18-8 on the season with a .920 save percentage and 2.58 GAA. He's won seven of his last nine games played and has played a whopping 53 games this season, so keep him rolling for these final games down the stretch.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 3 days ago

Varlamov will be in the crease for Saturday's game against the Sabres,

Varlamov was given a rare rest Thursday against the Canucks, and though backup Reto Berra was able to lead the Avs back to the win column in impressive fashion, coach Patrick Roy will turn the net back to his No. 1 goalie. While Varlamov has scuffled of late with no wins and exactly three goals allowed in each of his last three games, a matchup with by far the league's worst scoring attack in the Sabres should help the goalie get back on track.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 4 days ago

Though coach Patrick Roy previously indicated earlier in the week that Varlamov would start Thursday against the Canucks, Reto Berra will instead receive the nod for the Avalanche, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

After Varlamov was pulled early in Wednesday's loss to the Oilers upon surrendering three goals on seven shots, Roy said he would "think about" whether he'd stick with the plan to give the goalie another turn Thursday. With Roy evidently changing his mind, Varlamov will earn a rest that was probably long overdue, as he's started 28 of the Avs' last 29 games in goal. Wednesday's loss almost certainly ends the Avs' playoff hopes, so it's possible that Roy could rest Varlamov with even more frequency over the final few contests.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 5 days ago

Varlamov pulled after giving up three goals on seven shots against Edmonton on Wednesday.

Varlamov only lasted 9:36 in net, giving up three goals on seven shots, before being replaced by Reto Berra in a 4-3 loss in Edmonton on Wednesday. This is the third consecutive game the Colorado net minder has allowed three goals, all three resulting in an Avalanche loss.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 6 days ago

Varlamov will start the Avs' games Wednesday in Edmonton and Thursday in Vancouver, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.

The Avalanche suffered a huge setback to their fleeting playoff hopes with a loss Monday to the Flames, so coach Patrick Roy will continue to ride his No. 1 goaltender for at least the next two games as the Avalanche look to chase down several teams for the final wild-card spot. Varlamov is the main reason the team still remains on the fringes of contention, as he reeled off six straight wins while surrendering only seven goals to begin March before losing his last two outings.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 6 days ago

Varlamov will be between the pipes for Wednesday's game against the Oilers, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

After winning six straight games while yielding only seven goals during that span, Varlamov has fallen back to earth a bit, taking loss in his last two turns to the Ducks and Flames. He still played fairly well in both games, so it remains worthwhile to keep rolling him, particularly against the dregs of the league like the Oilers, who are 2-5-3 over their last 10 contests.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 7 days ago

Varlamov was mediocre Monday, giving up three goals on 26 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Flames.

Granted, the Flames have been great lately and are tough at home, but this was the second loss in a row for Varly after rattling off six straight wins. He allowed just seven total goals during the win streak, but six in the last two games, so it looks like he could be trending in the wrong direction at the moment.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 1 week ago

Varlamov is in line to start Monday's game against the Flames.

Varlamov will look to bounce back Monday after his six-game winning streak was snapped in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Ducks. Beyond Varlamov's slated start on Monday, coach Patrick Roy relayed Sunday that the Avs have yet to determine their goaltending plans for the team's upcoming back-to-back set, Wednesday against the Oilers and Thursday against the Canucks.

Semyon Varlamov G COL 1 week ago

Varlamov was sensational in an overtime loss Friday, stopping 37 of 40 shots.

The overtime loss snaps a six-game winning streak for the Russian netminder, who has been thriving of late. Varlamov has now allowed a very stingy 10 goals over the last seven contests, and figures to keep racking up the saves as coach Patrick Roy has made it abundantly clear that he plans on rolling with Varly on a near-nightly basis.