Nov 10, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT
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.
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 29
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 37
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 17
- Blues sign former eighth overall pick Mueller 31
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center 43
- Eric Staal has surgery to repair ‘core muscle injury’ 6
- After not seeing ‘eye-to-eye’ with Carlyle, Reimer will compete for No. 1 gig 16
- Two down, one to go: Wings ink Tatar to three-year, $8.25M deal 12
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal 63
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain (45)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)
- New Caps regime plans to keep Ovechkin at RW (for now) (42)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (39)