Varlamov Wins Again

Standard Spin: We profiled Semyon Varlamov's hot play in an article earlier this week, but we must flag him again after he recorded his second shutout of the season on Friday against the potent Chicago Blackhawks offense.  Varlamov stopped all 27 shots he faced and is currently riding a personal 4 game win streak - he's won 5 of his last 6 starts.  Varlamov is starting about 60% of the Avalanche's games and has emerged as the team's number one.  If you are desparate in net, he is a real option. (Jan.7)