Varlamov was given two nights off in favor of J.S Giguere. He will get the call tonight against the Coyotes. He is 0-0-1 with a 2.81 GAA and .900 SV% vs. Phoenix this season. He is still looking for his first win on the road this season (0-12-2, 2.81 GAA, .900 SV%).
Projected starting goaltenders:COL- Semyon Varlamov (2012-13 stats: 10-17-3, 2.99 GAA) and NSH- Pekka Rinne (2012-13 stats: 13-10-7, 2.33 GAA)
Varlamov was pulled after giving up three goals on 13 shots in yesterday's game vs. the Red Wings. He will likely be back in goal tonight because he is the clear #1 goalie in Colorado and he did not last long last night. He is still looking for his first win on the road this season.
In goal, the Avs' Semyon Varlamov will oppose the Wings' Jimmy Howard.
Varlamov played amazing, making some spectacular saves in a 34-save shutout performance vs. the Predators on Saturday. He will get the nod tonight on the road vs. the Red Wings. He is 0-11-2 with a 3.64 GAA and .889 SV% away from the Pepsi Center this season.
Semyon Varlamov is expected to get the start in goal for the Avs.
The Avs have lost six of their past seven games. Varlamov allowed four goals on 15 shots and was puled early in the second in his last start. He has a good chance to get the Avs back in the win column tonight.