Semyon Varlamov surrendered three goals on 15 shots before being pulled for Reto Berra in Wednesday's loss to the Senators.
Just when it looks like the Russian netminder is about to get it together, he throws in an absolute clunker. Varlamov remains borderline unplayable as long as he continues to struggle with his confidence. His .890 save percentage currently ranks 42nd in the NHL.
Gabriel Landeskog picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Senators, while skating 23:45 in the contest.
Head coach Patrick Roy is maximizing Landeskog's playing time of late, and the decision is paying off, as the 23-year-old Swede has recorded five points in his last four games. Even so, the Colorado Avalanche 's captain sports a minus-3 rating on the season, and it's going to be hard for him to recover as long as the team around him continues to struggle.
Nathan MacKinnon picked up a goal, an assist, and seven shots on goal in Wednesday's loss to the Senators
It's hard to blame MacKinnon for this one, as he played a hand in two of Colorado's three goals while tying a season-high for shots on goal. The 20-year-old is currently exceeding a point-per-game pace despite playing for the last-place Colorado Avalanche , and MacKinnon's plus-7 rating on an awful team speaks volumes about his ability.
Kyle Turris picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win in Colorado.
Ottawa's first-line center needed just 17 minutes of ice time to accumulate two more points, and now has 11 goals and eight assists through 22 games. Turris has picked up right where he left off after registering 35 points in 36 games after the All-Star break last season.
Craig Anderson improved to 10-4-3 while stopping 40-of-43 shots Wednesday in Colorado.
Anderson's 2.71 GAA is inflated due to a few rough outings, but he has been most solid all season. The 34-year-old netminder hasn't shown any signs of slowing down this season, and is currently on pace to challenge his career high of 38 wins from 2009-10 after emerging victorious in each of his last four appearances.