Varlamov made 34 saves Thursday in a 7-2 victory over Boston.
The game was tight most of the way and was knotted 2-2 until the 5:41 mark of the third. Varlamov made several saves and then his teammates rewarded him with five unanswered goals in the third period, four of which came in a just a 5:48 span. Varlamov has now won two straight games and has allowed two or fewer goals in four of his last six starts. He's a strong start, inhibited only by a defensive squad in front of him that doesn't normally score loads of goals.
Varlamov will tend the home net for Thursday's game against Boston, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
The 32-year-old will get his fourth consecutive start, as he's gone 1-2-0 along with a 2.70 GAA and .911 save percentage in his past three starts. Varlamov has been strong against Boston this season, going 2-0-0 along with a .960 save percentage over that span. The Russian will face a tough matchup against a Boston offense that has averaged 3.06 goals per contest this year.
Varlamov made 34 saves in Monday's 3-2 win over the Sabres.
After losing two straight starts to Pittsburgh, Varlamov bounced back against Buffalo to collect his eighth win of the season. The veteran netminder is posting the best numbers of his career through the early part of the campaign, racking up a 2.06 GAA and .927 save percentage through 14 appearances.
Varlamov is the probable starter Thursday against Buffalo, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Coach Barry Trotz laid out the plans in net Monday for the Islanders this week. Varlamov will likely start Thursday, and then he and Ilya Sorokin will split the duties this weekend versus the Penguins on Saturday and Sunday.
Varlamov will protect the home net in Monday's game versus the Sabres, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Varlamov has been one of the league's premier goalies this season. He's put together a .925 save percentage and a 2.07 GAA to couple with a 7-4-2 record. Varlamov is a strong favorite in this contest, as the Sabres rank 27th in the league with 2.36 goals per game this season.
Varlamov made 15 saves in a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Varlamov and the Islanders led 2-1 approaching the midway point of the third period, but goals by Mike Matheson and Kris Letang six minutes apart delivered the win for the Penguins. It was the first sub-.900 save percentage performance all month for Varlamov, who has dropped back-to-back games to Pittsburgh to fall to 7-4-2 on the year. He'll take a strong 2.07 GAA and .925 save percentage into Monday's game against Buffalo.
Varlamov will defend the road net in Saturday's game versus the Penguins, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Varlamov sports a 4-1-1 record over the past six games, registering a .934 save percentage and a 1.97 GAA. He's already faced off against the Penguins three times this year. In those matchups, the 32-year-old has given up exactly three goals each time while achieving a 1-1-1 record.
Varlamov kicked out 33 of 36 shots Thursday in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh.
Varlamov didn't have much of a chance on any of the three goals he yielded, although he did give up a rather generous rebound to Teddy Blueger on Pittsburgh's second goal. It was Varlamov's first regulation loss since the start of February; his only other setback during the month was a shootout decision against the Penguins one week earlier. The 32-year-old has been solid for the Islanders all year long, going 7-3-2 with a 1.99 GAA and .930 save percentage.
Varlamov will tend the twine for Thursday's clash with Pittsburgh, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Varlamov hasn't lost in regulation in his last six outings during which he posted a 4-0-2 record and 1.96 GAA. In his previous clash with the Penguins, the 32-year-old goaltender conceded three goals on 31 shots (.903 save percentage) but walked away with the victory. Even with his strong run of form, Varlamov will have to maintain his winning ways to avoid being supplanted by heir apparent Ilya Sorokin.
Varlamov made 20 saves Monday in a 3-1 victory at Buffalo.
The lone ding on Varlamov's box score was a power-play tally by Victor Olofsson just 100 seconds into the first period. The 32-year-old has won four of his last five starts to up his record to 7-2-2 on the year. Varlamov will take a superb 1.89 GAA and .931 save percentage into his next appearance, although he's likely to get the night off for Tuesday's rematch with the Sabres.
Varlamov will defend the road net in Monday's game versus the Sabres, John Wawrow of AP Sports reports.
Varlamov is red-hot entering Monday's game, as he's posted a 3-0-1 record and a .937 save percentage over his past four starts. This will be his first matchup against the Sabres this year. Through 10 games, the Sabres rank 20th in the league with 2.80 goals per game, but their 30.8 power-play percentage comes in at sixth.
Varlamov made 28 saves in a 4-2 win over Boston on Saturday.
The man who toiled in a platoon the last few seasons is showing NHL fans that his skills warranted more playing time than he got. Varlamov is 6-2-2 in 10 starts and he hasn't lost in regulation since Jan. 28. Ilya Sorokin is the future on Long Island, but the team is Varlamov's right now. He's a solid play any night -- he toils behind one of the strongest defensive teams in the NHL.
Varlamov will start in Saturday's home game versus the Bruins, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Varlamov's hot start was short-lived, as he's recorded an .896 save percentage and a 2-1-2 record over the past five games. The Islanders' strong defense always keeps him in good position. The Bruins have a ton of offensive firepower, so don't be fooled by their 2.92 goals per game, which ranks 19th in the league.
Varlamov stopped 32 of 35 shots in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins.
Varlamov allowed one goal in each period, including the game-tying marker to Evgeni Malkin with 18 seconds left in regulation. After neither team broke the deadlock in overtime, Sidney Crosby beat Varlamov for the only shootout goal for either side, moving the Russian goalie's record to 5-2-2. After allowing only one goal over his first three starts, Varlamov has allowed at least three in all but one of his last six outings.
Varlamov will patrol the crease in Thursday's home contest against Pittsburgh, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports.
Varlamov recorded a 30-save shutout against the Rangers in his last outing, his third shutout in just eight appearances this season. He picked up a win Feb. 6 against the Penguins after allowing three goals on 31 shots. The 32-year-old owns a terrific 1.88 GAA and .932 save percentage on the year.
Varlamov registered 30 saves in a 2-0 victory over the Rangers on Monday.
Varlamov was completely dialed in, blanking the Blueshirts for the second time this season. It was his third goose egg overall, with the first two coming in his opening two starts of 2020-21. Varlamov hit a brief speed bump at the end of January but has since won back-to-back starts to improve to 5-2-1 with a sterling 1.88 GAA and .932 save percentage. Varlamov and the Islanders have two days off before Thursday's tilt with Pittsburgh.
Varlamov will patrol the road crease in Monday's game versus the Rangers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Varlamov endured a rough stretch after a hot start, but he seems to be back on track, sporting a .921 save percentage and a 4-2-1 record overall. The Blueshirts are starting to heat up, too, as they've won three of the last four games, scoring at least three goals in each contest.
Varlamov kicked out 28 shots Saturday in a 4-3 defeat of Pittsburgh.
Well-rested after nearly a week off since the Islanders' last contest, Varlamov put an end to his three-game winless slide (0-2-1). The 32-year-old got off to a fast start to the season, but has shown a little wobble since late-January, allowing three or more goals in each of his last four starts. Look for him to draw back in Monday against the Rangers.
Varlamov will be in the net Saturday when the Islanders host the Penguins, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
This is not a surprise, as Varlamov is the starting goaltender for the Isles, and they haven't had a game in six days. Varlamov has been a bright spot for the Islanders this season with a 2.00 GAA and .924 save percentage. That being said, Varlamov has also struggled of late, as he has given up 11 goals in his last three starts. The Islanders have little room for error and need to hope that the unscheduled bye week has fixed what was wrong with both the offense and Varlamov.
Varlamov and the Islanders' games against the Sabres scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday have both been postponed.
With Tuesday and Thursday's matchups with Buffalo set to be rescheduled, Varlamov will have to wait for Saturday's game versus the Penguins for his next potential opportunity to start in goal. The 32-year-old netminder has posted a 3-2-1 record while maintaining an impressive 2.00 GAA and .924 save percentage through six starts this season.
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|02/25||vs BOS||W 7-2||1||2||34||36|
|02/22||vs BUF||W 3-2||1||2||34||36|
|02/20||@ PIT||L 2-3||1||3||15||18|
|02/18||@ PIT||L 1-4||1||3||33||36|
|02/15||@ BUF||W 3-1||1||1||20||21|
|02/13||vs BOS||W 4-2||1||2||28||30|
|02/11||vs PIT||L 3-4 (SO)||1||3||32||35|
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