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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
NSH 19-10-1 39
COL 17-8-5 39
WPG 18-9-2 38
DAL 16-11-3 35
MIN 15-12-2 32
STL 10-14-4 24
CHI 9-17-5 23

Top Avalanche News

  • Avalanche's Vladislav Kamenev: Needs shoulder surgery

    Kamenev will require shoulder surgery, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.

    We don't have a timetable for Kamenev's return, but shoulder surgery will leave him out indefinitely, and it will probably be a while. With the 22-year-old out of the lineup, the Avalanche will need to call somebody up to replace him on the roster.

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  • Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Appears in relief

    Grubauer was pressed into duty Saturday after starter Semyon Varlamov was pulled with the Avalanche down 5-1 to the Lightning.

    He stopped 13 of 15 shots. Grubauer has been a capable backup this season and has a strong 7-1-2 record. But beware the ratios -- his 3.00 GAA and .907 save percentage aren't exactly excellent.

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  • Avalanche's Semyon Varlamov: Dam breaks for second straight game

    Varlamov was pulled in the second period of a 7-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday. He allowed five goals on 23 shots.

    The powerful Bolts took the Avs out to the woodshed Saturday. Varlamov didn't have a chance, but it wasn't all on his mates. The Russian has allowed 11 goals in his last two starts and has looked wobbly to say the least. He had only allowed 10 goals over his previous five starts. Watch this carefully -- he rang up five straight losses late in October and early in November. Let's hope this isn't another trend like that.

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  • Avalanche's Semyon Varlamov: Confirmed road starter Saturday

    Varlamov has drawn the road start versus the Lightning on Saturday, Adrian Dater of BSN Denver reports.

    Varlamov's next meeting will take place against a Bolts team that ranks sixth in the NHL with a 55.6 percent rate in converting high-danger scoring chances. The 30-year-old backstop has been one of the more dependable options with a 2.43 GAA and .923 save percentage between 19 starts. Varlamov has yet to enter a game in relief this season, as understudy Philipp Grubauer is rarely getting blown up in his first year with the Avs

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  • Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Fourth straight win

    Grubauer made 33 saves Thursday in a 5-2 win over Florida.

    Grubauer has rung up four consecutive wins and is a solid fantasy play in both season-long and daily play.

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  • Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog: Beast mode continues

    Landeskog scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 victory over the Panthers.

    Landeskog is a beast this season. He already has 33 points, including 17 goals, in just 29 games. And he is a stunning plus-21 in that span. Landeskog is as automatic as they come right now.

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  • Avalanche's Carl Soderberg: Remarkable pace for veteran

    Soderberg sniped twice Thursday in a 5-2 win over Florida.

    Soderberg has three goals in his last two games and he has points in five of his last six outings. The 33-year-old is on pace to hit 60 points for the first time in his career. Soderberg is a strong play, but it's rare for someone his age to sustain career numbers. Monitor closely and be prepared to consider other options if he slows down.

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  • Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen: League leader on long streak

    Rantanen stretched his point streak to 10 games Thursday with a goal in a 5-2 win over the Panthers.

    He leads the NHL with 47 points. Rantanen has 18 points, including 13 assists, on his current streak. He shows no sign of slowing down and is among the fantasy elite. Use with confidence.

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  • Avalanche's Philipp Grubauer: Tending twine Thursday

    Grubauer will defend the cage for Thursday's road matchup with Florida, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

    Although Grubauer sat for the Avs' last trio of contests, he is still riding a three-game winning streak and hasn't lost in regulation since Oct. 9 (a stretch of eight games). If the German tender continues to play at this level, coach Jared Bednar is going to be hard pressed to keep him out of the crease.

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  • Avalanche's Semyon Varlamov: Snaps hot streak

    Varlamov allowed six goals on 32 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Penguins on Tuesday.

    The Penguins were flying early, but Varlamov seemed to settle himself in the second period, where the Avalanche erased a three-goal deficit. But a power-play goal gave Pittsburgh back the lead early in the third, and then Varlamov yielded his softest goal of the night a little more than a minute later. The puck was tipped, but it still slipped right through his arm. This loss was Varlamov's first in regulation since Nov. 9, so owners can't be too upset, but still, this one hurt his numbers dramatically. He is now 18-11-5 with a .923 save percentage and 2.43 GAA.

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  • Avalanche's Semyon Varlamov: Named Tuesday's starter

    Varlamov will tend the twine Tuesday against the Penguins in Pittsburgh, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

    Varlamov posted his first shutout of the season and the 24th of his career in his last start, lowering his season GAA to a superb 2.23 to go along with a .930 save percentage and a 10-5-3 record. The veteran netminder will be charged with stopping pucks from a Penguins squad averaging 3.08 goals per game at home this season, though Pittsburgh surprisingly holds a minus-8 goal differential.

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  • Avalanche's Tyson Barrie: Back at it Tuesday

    Barrie (undisclosed) will return to action Tuesday evening against host Pittsburgh.

    Despite missing the past four games, Barrie is tied with four others to rank ninth among NHL defensemen in points with three goals and 17 assists. Better yet, the Avs run the league's best power play, as it's converting at a rate of 32.2 percent, and Barrie is certainly a part of that equation based on his accruing seven helpers between 3:36 of average ice time in that special teams situation.

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  • Avalanche's Tyson Barrie: Should play Tuesday

    Barrie (undisclosed) is expected to play against the Penguins on Tuesday if everything goes smoothly at Monday's practice.

    The Avalanche will surely be over the moon at this news, and all of Barrie's fantasy owners as well. The defenseman puts up a lot of points from the blue line, as he has 20 points in 23 games this year. This is after the 27-year-old had 57 points in 68 games last season. Definitely keep an eye on Barrie's status, just in case there is a setback, but you should be able to plug him into your lineup Tuesday.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.57
(4th)
2.87
(13th)
30.2
(1st)

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