Let there be no doubt Semyon Varlamov has some flexibility. The Avalanche goalie did the splits while making a great toe save on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie in the shootout Friday night as part of the Avs' 3-2 victory. Varlamov made several other acrobatic saves, part of his 35-stop, perfect-in-the-shootout performance. After a rough patch last month in which he allowed six regulation goals each in losses to Dallas and Pittsburgh, Varlamov has been strong, easing worries of Avs fans following a trade that saw the team part with first- and second-round picks to get him. In his last five starts, Varlamov is 3-2, with a 1.78 goals-against average and .940 save percentage. He has allowed two goals or fewer in each of his last five starts. He is 4-0 in shootouts with the Avs, who are 15-1 in shootouts dating to December 2009. "It's all about the team. Guys are helping me out every game," Varlamov said. "I feel good about how my team played, not about myself."
Varlamov has key save in shootout victory
Denver Post | Dec 3