This may be the most fun you have reading an article about the Colorado Avalanche all season.
The Avs’ surprising run from the bottom of the Western Conference to becoming serious contenders has been centered on the performance of goalies Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere. At 13-7-0 and with a .923 save percentage, Varlamov is one of the league’s most impressive goaltenders; with a perfect 7-0-0 record in spot starts, Giguere may be its best backup.
This article is all about them. More specifically, it’s about the highlight plays that they’ve been making all season long.
Simply put: Colorado doesn’t have 20 wins without these guys. They wouldn’t be 9-1-0 in one-goal games through Sunday (including overtime and shootout victories) if not for Varlamov and Giguere. The truth is, these kinds of plays are happening every night with this goaltending tandem, and this is a mere selection of the highlight-reel-caliber work that they’ve been doing in net.