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Colorado Avalanche
Position
G
 
Jersey
1
Name  Semyon Varlamov
Born  4/27/1988
Height  6-2
Weight  209
Shoots  L
4/14/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov led the NHL with 41 wins this season.
Insight: Varlamov finished third in save percentage (.927) and also led the NHL with 1,867 saves, 132 more than second-place Kari Lehtonen.
 
Hot4/5/2014 9:05:00 PM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov shut out the Blues Saturday.
Insight: Varlamov allowed two goals in each of his previous four starts and made 31 saves for the shutout Saturday. The 25-year-old has had the best season of his career, winning 40 games with a 2.42 GAA and a .927 SV%.
 
12/20/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: The domestic violance charges against Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov have been dropped, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Varlamov was facing an assault charge for allegedly attacking his girlfriend in October, but prosecutors did not think they could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Varlamov is 16-8-1 with a 2.37 GAA and a .924 SV% this season.
 
Hot11/24/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov closed the door for his first shutout of the season Saturday in a win against the Kings.
Insight: Varlamov has won his last three starts. His save percentage over that stretch is .960. He could get a rest soon after starting seven games in a row.
 
11/22/2013 6:32:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov has been charged with one count of misdemeanor third-degree assault. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Varlamov allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at their Denver home on Oct. 30. He's scheduled to appear in Denver County court on Dec. 2. The goalie has gone 11-5-0 with a 2.23 GAA and a .931 SV% this season, though he is 4-4-0 with a 2.74 GAA and a .916 SV% since his arrest.
 
11/1/2013 2:42:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will start Friday night's game versus Dallas, according to Denver Post NHL writer Adrian Dater.
Insight: Varlamov (7-1-0, 1.76 GAA, .945 SV%) is off to a great start, but fantasy owners have to be concerned with his legal troubles. Jean Sebastien Giguere will get the minutes if Varlamov can't play.
 
11/1/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will travel with the team while dealing with an off-the-ice issue regarding domestic violence.
Insight: Varlamov (7-1-0, 1.76 GAA, .945 SV%) is off to a great start, but might miss time because of his legal troubles. Jean Sebastien Giguere will get the minutes if Varlamov can't play.
 
10/25/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will start Friday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: Varlamov (5-1-0, 1.68 GAA, .950 SV%) gave up six goals combined in his first five starts but allowed four his last time on the ice. Meanwhile, backup Jean-Sebastien Gigure is 3-0-0 with a 0.67 GAA, a .981 SV% and two shutouts in three starts. With Justin Peters starting for Carolina on Friday, Varlamov is in a good position to get his sixth win.
 
Hot10/8/2013 10:17:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov had another fantastic start Tuesday at Toronto to get Colorado its third win in as many games this season.
Insight: Varlamov has allowed one goal in each of his first three games and owns a .967 SV% on 91 shots. The 25-year-old had a 3.02 GAA and a .903 SV% in 2012-13, but he's off to a 3-0 start.
 
4/13/2013 11:24:00 AM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov is dealing with a hip injury is questionable for Saturday's game against Vancouver.
Insight: Varlamov did not travel with the team for its two-game California road trip. He is 10-18-3 with a 3.02 GAA and .902 SV% this season.
 
4/9/2013 4:19:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov is dealing with a hip injury and will miss at least the next two games.
Insight: Varlamov will not travel with the team for its two-game California road trip. He is 10-18-3 with a 3.02 GAA and .902 SV% this season, so it's unlikely anyone will miss him. Jean-Sebastien-Gigure, who ripped into the team's young players after Monday's loss to Calgary, will start in his place.
 
3/30/2013 8:21:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov stopped 34 shots Saturday in a 1-0 win against Nashville.
Insight: Saturday was Varlamov's 11th career shutout and his third clean slate of the season. Varlamov had lost three games in a row before Saturday's victory so don't expect outings like this to become a regular occurrence.
 
3/24/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov will sit Sunday while Jean-Sebastien Giguere gets the start in net against the Wild.
Insight: Varlamov has regressed in his second season with the Avs. He is 9-14-3 with a 3.04 GAA and .904 SV%. Gigure has been worse, putting up a 3.16 GAA in seven appearances.
 
3/15/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov will sit Saturday while JeanSebastien Giguere gets the start in net against the Wild.
Insight: Varlamov has saved a decent 91.1 percent of his shots but he has a 2.83 GAA. He has started 22 games to Giguere's four.
 
2/21/2013 9:27:00 AM
Description: Colorado goaltender Semyon Varlamov notched his second shutout of the season Wednesday in a 1-0 win over St. Louis.
Insight: He kicked away all 33 of the shots the Blues fired at him. Varlamov had allowed 10 goals in his previous two starts so this effort represents a noticeable improvement for the 24-year-old.
 
2/6/2013 6:11:00 PM
Description: The Avalanche will start Semyon Varlamov in net for the ninth time this season Wednesday versus the Ducks.
Insight: Varlamov is 3-5-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .915 SV% this season. He has given up one goal or less three times but three or more five times.
 
1/30/2013 5:45:00 PM
Description: Colorado will start Semyon Varlamov Wednesday against the Canucks.
Insight: Varlamov's two strongest performances this season came against struggling offenses. Eleven of his 12 goals allowed have come against Minnesota, San Jose and Edmonton. Vancouver has a below-average 2.40 GFA and hasn't been getting off many shots on goal so Varlamov is an average play Wednesday.
 
1/26/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov was yanked after allowing four goals in two periods on Saturday against the Sharks. Jean-Sebastien Gigure took over in net to start the third period.
Insight: Varlamov was coming off a shutout of Columbus and possessed a 1.68 GAA and 948 SV% prior to this game but he couldn't handle San Jose's unstoppable power play unit. The Avs don't play a back-to-back until Jan. 30-31 so Varlamov could start again on Monday against Edmonton.
 
Hot1/26/2013 3:36:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will start again Saturday against the Sharks.
Insight: Varlamov is coming off a shutout of Columbus and possesses a 1.68 GAA and 948 SV% through three games (2-1). The Avs don't play a back-to-back until Jan. 30-31 so Varlamov could start again on Monday against Edmonton.
 
1/24/2013 4:01:00 PM
Description: Avalanche netminder Semyon Varlamov will start Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: It's a solid matchup for a goaltender who has allowed five goals on 64 shots in two starts.
 

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