Semyon Varlamov 1 | Goaltender

Colorado Avalanche

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Sat. Apr 12, 2014 Subscribe 
News: If the Ducks win Saturday night and the Blues lose Sunday afternoon, Varlamov may not start Sunday's regular-season finale, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Should those two outcomes occur, the Avs will be locked into a playoff spot and have nothing left to play for. In such a scenario, it would be quite wise to start either Reto Berra or Jean-Seabstien Giguere over Varlamov. If the Ducks lose or the Blues win, Varlamov will presumably get the nod, as reported earlier Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Varlamov will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Wild, reports. Impact: No surprise here, as the workhorse goaltender caught some rest Friday night, while Reto Berra and J-S Giguere combined to allow four goals on 29 shots. The Avs are still playing for a Central Division title, tied with St. Louis at 111 points with a game remaining for each team.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Varlamov stopped 38 shots for Colorado in Thursday's 4-2 win at Vancouver. Impact: Varlamov broke current coach Patrick Roy's team record for wins in a season with his 41st of the campaign. "The coach is very happy," Roy deadpanned.(STATS, 4:06pm)
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Varlamov is slated to start Thursday against the Canucks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: With a win over the Canucks, Varlamov would set a franchise-record with 40 victories on the season, besting current coach Patrick Roy's previous mark. Roy is expected to rest Varlamov on Friday in favor of backup Reto Berra.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Varlamov was terrific again Thursday against the Canucks, turning aside 38 of 40 shots for his league-leading 41st win of the season. The win broke coach Patrick Roy's franchise record, set in 2000-01. Impact: On top of breaking the Avs' single-season win record, Varlamov also led them to their 52nd win of the season, which ties their franchise record (also from 2000-01). The former Capital has allowed two goals or fewer in seven consecutive starts, and is a near-perfect 6-0-1 in that span. Thanks in large part to Varly's stellar play, the upstart Avs now share the Central Division lead with St. Louis with 111 points and could lock up home-ice advantage for the playoffs. Reto Berra is starting Friday, so depending on how the Central Division shakes out over the weekend, Varlamov could be in line for one final regular-season start Sunday against the Ducks. If coach Patrick Roy decides to rest him, however, he'll end the season with an impeccable 2.41 GAA and .927 save percentage -- by far his best numbers since becoming a regular NHL starter.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Varlamov made 30 saves on 32 shots, but took the loss in a shootout Sunday against the Penguins. Impact: This is Varlamov's first loss in six games, and he still hasn't allowed more than two goals in a game during that span.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Apr 6, 2014
News: Varlamov tied the franchise single-season record for wins held by Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy with a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Impact: Varlamov made 31 saves for his second shutout of the season and NHL-leading 40th win, matching Roy's total in 2000-01. The Avalanche reached 50 wins for the second time in franchise history and tied the franchise mark with 24 road victories.(STATS, 2:24pm)
Apr 6, 2014
News: Varlamov will be in the net Sunday against the Penguins, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports. Impact: The Avalanche played an afternoon game Saturday against the Blues, so Varlamov will get a few extra hours of rest as he starts the second game of a back-to-back. He's been spectacular of late with six straight wins and should be used without much reservation Sunday, even against a top-flight team like the Penguins. Varlamov owners in leagues with weekly lineups should keep in mind, however, that coach Patrick Roy plans to use J.S. Giguere and Reto Berra for a start apiece next week, allowing Varlamov to rest up a bit for the postseason.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Varlamov stopped all 31 shots he faced Saturday to shutout the Blues. Impact: You'd be hard-pressed to find a hotter goalie at the moment than Varlamov, who has won six straight contests at a critical time in the season for the Avalanche. In earning his 40th win of the season, Varlamov tied the franchise record previously held by current Avs coach Patrick Roy.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Varlamov stopped 29 of 31 and all three shootout attempts in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Rangers. Impact: That's five straight wins for Varlamov, and he's had to work hard for them -- four of those games have gone to overtime, and he faced a whopping 49 shots in the fifth.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Varlamov will likely be rested next week prior to the start of the playoffs, the Denver Post reports. Impact: Varlamov is slated to start the Avs' next three games, beginning with Thursday's home game against the Rangers. However, coach Patrick Roy said Thursday that backups Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Reto Berra will each get one start next week, leaving two possible starts for Varlamov to finish up the schedule. This is nothing for fantasy owners to worry about; Roy is just making sure his No. 1 starter gets sufficient rest prior to the postseason. Varlamov has been one of the hottest goalies in the NHL this year, leading the league in wins with 38 heading into Thursday night's matchup with the Blueshirts.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Varlamov made 24 saves in Tuesday's win at Columbus. Impact: Varlamov has won four straight starts.(STATS, 4:36pm)
Sun. Mar 30, 2014
News: Varlamov made 47 saves in Saturday's 3-2 win over San Jose. Impact: The Avalanche No. 1 goaltender is 4-1-0 with a 2.19 goals-against average and .939 save percentage since March 16.(STATS, 2:28pm)
Semyon Varlamov
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 209  Age: 25
Born: 4/27/1988, Samara, USSR
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2006 - Rd 1
(23rd overall by the Capitals)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Semyon Varlamov
2. Jean-Sebastien Giguere