Varlamov allowed four goals on 29 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Sharks on Saturday. The 30-year-old isn't entering the postseason as the hottest goaltender in the world. He went 2-4-0 with an .892 save percentage in his final six games. Limping to the finish line hurt Varlamov's overall numbers, which were a little disappointing. He finished 20-19-9 with a 2.87 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 49 games this season, and may have been passed by Philipp Grubauer as the Avs enter the playoffs.
Varlamov will guard the cage in Saturday's road game against the Sharks, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Varlamov was sharp in his last start Tuesday against the Oilers, stopping 27 of 29 shots en route to a convincing 6-2 victory. The Russian netminder will look to end the regular season on a high note and pick up his 21st win of the year in a road matchup with a slumping San Jose team that's gone 2-7-1 in its last 10 contests.
Varlamov allowed two goals on 29 shots in a 6-2 victory against the Oilers on Tuesday. The Oilers scored the first two goals of the game, but the Avalanche answered with six unanswered to end the night. With the win, Varlamov pulled himself out of a slump, as he had posted an .891 save percentage in the four games prior to Tuesday. Varlamov is 20-18-9 with a 2.85 GAA and .910 save percentage in 48 games this season.
Varlamov will protect the home cage in Tuesday's game versus the Oilers, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Varlamov has lost the crease to Philipp Grubauer, but he'll get a start on the second half of back-to-back games. He's still had a respectable season with a .910 save percentage and 2.86 GAA through 47 games. The Oilers provide a favorable matchup, as they have scored just four goals over the last three contests.
Varlamov allowed four goals on 36 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Ducks on Friday. The 30-year-old has gone ice cold, as he's posted a save percentage better than .900 just once in his last six games. Furthermore, Varlamov owns an .891 save percentage in the past four contests. He is 19-18-9 with a 2.87 GAA and .910 save mark in 47 games this season.
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