Varlamov stopped 31 shots in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.
Steven Stamkos was able to beat him with a backhand shot from in close late in the second period, but otherwise Varlamov was impenetrable and made some big saves to keep Tampa from getting back into the game. The 31-year-old netminder has won his last three starts, and on the season he now sports a 2.26 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Varlamov will guard the road net in Monday's tilt against the Lightning, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
The Islanders' goalie rotation will reach 29 games, as Varlamov gets the nod for this Eastern Conference clash. Varlamov has been excellent over a small sample of road games this season with a .938 save percentage, 1.81 GAA and 4-1-1 record. The Lightning are a different beast, though, as they lead the league with 3.74 goals per game.
Varlamov was the first goalie off the ice from practice Friday, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
The Islanders have gone with a strict goalie rotation all season long with neither Varlamov nor Thomas Greiss starting more than one game in a row. However, coach Barry Trotz has dropped hints for over a week now that a change could be coming to that rotation. An argument could be made that Greiss has been the better goaltender so far this season with a 2.18 GAA and .931 save percentage, but Varlamov has been hotter of late -- he's only allowed three goals in his last four appearances. No matter which goaltender Trotz chooses, the Islanders should be in good shape as both have exceeded expectations this season.
Varlamov stopped 31 of 33 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against Vegas.
Varlamov has been playing well for a couple of weeks and now has a three-game winning streak to show for his efforts. He's given up a combined three goals over his last three starts, registering a tidy .968 save percentage over those appearances. Varlamov remains in a timeshare with Thomas Greiss, but he appears to be re-establishing his floor as a solid matchups play.
Varlamov was the first goalie off the ice ahead of Thursday's matchup with Vegas and will get the starting nod at home, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Varlamov stopped 60 of 61 shots in his last two outings, including a relief performance versus the Blue Jackets on Nov. 30. The Russian figures to continue splitting the duties down the middle with Thomas Greiss for the time being and will likely top out around 50 games played this season.
Varlamov stopped 30 of 31 shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
Varlamov was only beat by Dylan Larkin, who scored a power-play goal in the second period. This was the Russian's first win since Nov. 19. The 31-year-old improved to 8-3-2 with a 2.39 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 14 appearances. Assuming Thomas Greiss (illness) starts Tuesday's game in Montreal, Varlamov's next turn in the goalie rotation would come Thursday at home against the Golden Knights.
Varlamov was the first goalie off the ice Monday, suggesting he'll get the start in Detroit, Newsday's Andrew Gross reports.
The Islanders will alternate starting goalies for the 25th consecutive game to open the season, locking in Varlamov against a Red Wings team that's been outscored 114-62 through 29 games. This will be Varlamov's third consecutive appearance after he relieved an ailing Thomas Greiss in New York's last game, and the Russian netminder holds plenty of DFS appeal in this highly favorable matchup.
Varlamov stopped all 30 shots he faced in relief of Thomas Greiss (undisclosed) during Saturday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets.
The Isles already had a lead when Greiss exited the game midway through the first period, so Varlamov won't get credit for the win despite his stellar play. With the team back in action Monday in Detroit and no clarity yet on Greiss' condition, it seems likely Varlamov, who now sports a 2.50 GAA and .918 save percentage on the year, will get the start.
Varlamov yielded three goals on 29 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Kings on Wednesday.
Varlamov wasn't as sharp as Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in this contest. The Russian dropped to 7-3-2 with a 2.66 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 12 games this year. Varlamov has allowed 17 goals in six November starts -- he's been outplayed by Thomas Greiss recently, but coach Barry Trotz is alternating his goalies evenly. That pattern would see Varlamov take on the lowly Red Wings on Monday for his next appearance.
Varlamov will start Wednesday's game in Los Angeles, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
The Islanders come into this game on a rare two-game losing streak, but Varlamov should help end that short skid against a Kings team that's been outscored 83-63 through 24 games. For the season, Varlamov has a 7-2-2 record, 2.63 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Varlamov allowed two goals on 26 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Sharks on Saturday.
The Russian netminder played a solid game, but Logan Couture's overtime tally prevented Varlamov from earning the win. Varlamov slipped to 7-2-2 with a 2.63 GAA and a .913 save percentage after the hard-luck result. Coach Barry Trotz will likely continue his every-other-game pattern with his goalies, which would line Varlamov up to start Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Varlamov will start Saturday's game in San Jose, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Much like his team, Varlamov has been on fire since the middle of October, posting a 6-0-1 record in seven starts dating back to Oct. 12. He and the Islanders will be in tough Saturday, going up against the Sharks who have won seven of their last eight games. Something's got to give in this matchup of red-hot squads.
Varlamov stopped 27 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Penguins.
The 31-year-old netminder twice allowed the Pens to establish two-goal leads, but Varlamov shut the door afterwards and did his part to help the Isles tie a franchise record with at least one point in 15 straight games. He's 7-0-1 over that stretch after taking a loss in his first two appearances, and on the year Varlamov now sports a 2.70 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Varlamov is expected to start Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh after he was the first goalie off the ice, Newsday's Andrew Gross reports.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The Islanders continue to rotate Varlamov and Thomas Greiss in net, and that approach has the team off to a 14-3-1 start. Varlamov blew a 3-0 lead in the third period to the Penguins when these two teams last met Nov. 7, so he'll be looking to avenge that overtime loss.
Varlamov turned aside 23 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Maple Leafs.
The netminder seemed to have things well in hand when the Isles took a 5-2 lead on an empty netter late in the third period, but Varlamov then got beaten twice in 69 seconds to make things interesting. After losing his first two starts of the season, Varlamov is 6-0-1 over his last seven appearances, and he sports a 2.56 GAA and .917 save percentage on the year.
Varlamov will guard the home net in Wednesday's matchup against the Maple Leafs, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
The Islanders continue to rotate Varlamov and Thomas Greiss in the blue paint. Varlamov has been superb so far with a .924 save percentage -- ninth in the league -- and 2.37 GAA over eight starts. Toronto will test the veteran netminder, though, as it ranks 10th in the league with 3.39 goals per road game, as opposing goaltenders have posted a .900 save percentage in those outings.
Varlamov made 35 saves in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins.
The Islanders looked poised to pick up their 11th consecutive win with a 3-0 lead heading into the third period, but the visiting Penguins stormed back with four unanswered goals to end New York's winning streak. While Varlamov's value is limited by his even timeshare with Thomas Greiss in net, the Russian netminder should continue to post strong numbers aided by coach Barry Trotz's stingy defensive system.
Per Andrew Gross of Newsday, Varlamov was the first netminder off the ice at morning skate, which suggests he'll get the starting nod for Thursday's home game against the Penguins.
Varlamov has been unbeatable over the past four weeks, stringing together five straight wins while posting an exceptional 1.58 GAA and .947 save percentage. The 31-year-old netminder will try to help his team extend its league-leading winning streak to 11 games in a home matchup with a Pittsburgh team that's averaging 4.17 goals per game on the road this season, best in the NHL.
Varlamov made 27 saves in a 1-0 win over Buffalo on Saturday.
It was a strong performance for the former Av, who continues to be unbeatable. Varlamov has won five straight games and this was his first shutout of the season. Coach Barry Trotz continues to stick with a rotation of Varlamov and Thomas Greiss, with neither goalie starting consecutive games. If this continues, both men have depressed fantasy value, especially in weekly leagues.
Varlamov is in line to start between the pipes in Saturday's road matchup with Buffalo, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Varlamov has been seemingly unbeatable over the past few weeks, picking up four consecutive victories while maintaining an attractive 1.96 GAA and .935 save percentage. He'll look to keep rolling in a tough road matchup with a Sabres squad that's gone 5-0-1 at home this season.
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