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Varlamov excels again against Capitals

Nov 10, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

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Semyon Varlamov‘s life has become more turbulent since the first time he held the Washington Capitals to a single goal in a win for Colorado this season, but the results remained similar, as he helped the Avalanche beat his old team 5-1 on Sunday.

The 25-year-old improved his 2013-14 record to 9-2-0 with a .936 save percentage and even 2.00 GAA thanks to tonight’s work. Between this outing (33 out of 34) and Oct. 12’s performances, Varlamov has stopped 73 out of 75 Capitals shots this season.

Joel Ward was the only Capitals player who could beat Varlamov on Sunday (and he assisted on Eric Fehr‘s tally a month ago). Meanwhile, Gabriel Landeskog (one goal, one assist) and Erik Johnson (two assists) enjoyed strong nights for Colorado.

The Avalanche continue their ridiculously hot start to the sason (14-2-0 for 28 points) while the Capitals are 9-8-1.

  1. tru2joelu4eva - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    alex ovechkin embarrassed himself in spectacular fashion tonight, his debacle was truly multifaceted. hope team russia takes notice! USA!!

    • pxland - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:07 PM

      A ovech-fail compilation would be nice to see, but if nothing else PHT should at least post a video of his “defensive” play on that last goal. HI-larious.

      • blomfeld - Nov 11, 2013 at 1:30 AM

        Yes ! … and what say all the ‘Me Me Me’ supporters tonight ?

  2. skinsovieterps - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Wow, the Ovi bashing, you morons in Colorado wish you had him. Oh and by the way, your goalie should be in jail. Do a compilation of that you idiots.

    • comeonnowguys - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      “You’re just jealous”: Right up there with “hater” for weakest canned reply.

    • ntvd7 - Nov 11, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Come on now…

      You know if Ovi had supposedly beat his girlfriend you wouldn’t be as offended

      It’s all a matter of what “team” you’re on…

  3. Plumber 65 - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Bottom line is mr skin your ovi made a ass out of himself last night. Yes the guys a great player that had a off night. Fans love it and have fun with it when a character like ovi shows emotion.

  4. sampulls - Nov 11, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Avs are doing what we thought the Oilers would do.

  5. coltssteve - Nov 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Can someone explain to me how GM GM still has a job when he essentially traded Varlamov for Martin Erat? I mean who cares if Nashville gets the better of the Erat / Forsberg (the pick aqcuired from Colorado for Varly) trade, because Colorado obviously won hands down. Looks like GM GM got screwed twice, but big Ted Leonsis won’t fire him after 17 years of ineptitude.

  6. jdvalk - Nov 11, 2013 at 11:49 AM

    He still has a job because Leonsis still
    has two holdover GMs from Abe Pollin and has never fired a GM as he portrays himself as the antithesis of Dan Snyder.

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