Avalanche's Varlamov Stops 30 In Loss: Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves on 32 shots but took the loss against the Wild on Saturday. (Updated 4/27/13)
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The Avalanche finish off a terrible season with a loss. They have a lot of questions to answer, including whether or not Semyon Varlamov is their goalie of the future. They have no other options currently, but his .903 save percentage and 3.02 GAA do not bode well. (Updated 4/27/13).
04/23/2013 23:31 Blues win, secure playoff spot
Chris Stewart reached career milestones of 100 goals and 100 assists and the St. Louis Blues clinched a playoff berth with two games to spare, beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday night.
The Avs entered the 2011-12 season with Semyon Varlamov as their new undisputed starting goalie after acquiring him in a trade with Washington that summer. Varlamov started the season strong enough, with five wins in his first eight games, but tailed off after that, eventually yielding the starting reins to backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere for a stretch. However, after winning the starting job back in mid-February, Varly went 12-8-2 down the stretch with a 2.01 goals-against average and .931 save percentage, cementing his role as the teams top puckstopper coming into this season. He is still largely unproven as a starter and will have a young and relatively inexperienced squad playing in front of him, but he still has significant fantasy upside. (Updated 8/14/12)