Semyon Varlamov Loses Another Game Seven


Photo: Ron Chenoy

Former Capital Semyon Varlamov had an incredible year for the Colorado Avalanche, taking the Avs from last to first in the standings. He is likely to win the Vezina Trophy in June as the league’s best goaltender.

Unfortunately for Varly, this season — like many in the past — ends with a bitter taste in his mouth. Semyon Varlamov played in another game seven, and Semyon Varlamov in game sevens is not very good.

Against the Wild on Wednesday, Varly played his first game seven in four years — since he put up an .875 save percentage against the Montreal Canadiens. Varly was shaky again against Minnesota, making 30 saves on 35 shots for a .857 save percentage. He gave up the series-winning goal to Nino Niederreiter five minutes into overtime.

Varlamov is 1-for-4 in game sevens in his career with a lifetime .857 save percentage.

There’s only one thing left to do.


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  • Zero tolerance banhammer policy is in effect.

    Finger on the trigger.

  • Freedoooom

    Wrong fanbase to say this to.

    This fanbase is filled with people who will suggest its okay to let in multiple soft goals because you faced a lot of shots (35 isn’t that much) and the team wasn’t good in front of you.

  • Stephen Chastain

    This was a league game, Semyon. (Everyone’s afraid to comment and/or asleep/employed).

    That being said, I had much more schadenfreude for the Sharks. Why should other teams be happy?

  • Fletch

    Didn’t Varly beat Rangers in game 7?

  • CapsFTW
  • Stevarooni
  • Correctamundo. Post corrected. Thanks.

  • For going… off-topic.

  • Freedoooom

    OT: McLellan took blame, didn’t throw players under the bus…

  • Eric Schulz

    How many of them were from the perimeter?

  • Yo8

    Sorry, but not making to the playoffs is a bigger fail.

  • IafrateNoGhosts

    is it wrong that the only .gif i felt bad for was the poochie in the pool?

  • RESmith

    Weren’t all the corsi/fenwick/advanced stats proponents predicting this would happen to Colorado over a month ago? They couldn’t prevent this series from slipping to a 7th game, so why is the way it ended any surprise?

  • Only Bryz would go through the handshake line with his mask still on.

  • alchemistmuffin

    The first gif…. Reminds me of a team…..

    I hate those waddling bipeds from Antarctica who lives in Pittsburgh. I hope for this:

  • Owen Johnson

    Since the Flyers lost, yes I am rooting for that.
    Still gonna be hard to root for the Rags

  • Shaun Phillips

    Mark it a 0!

  • Michael Williamson

    How about those kings though? Hopefully that was a big enough loss to spur the sharks to toss McLellan so we can scoop him up. I think his coaching style would fit great with Ovie and the boys

  • dcv

    Maybe we can trade Chris Brown for him now, and it will be like the whole thing never happened.

  • hess

    no thanks, mclellan has playoff deficiencies as an NHL HC.

  • JH

    Are Avs fans calling for heads to roll, blow up the team? What about the Sharks fans. Just asking.

  • hess

    sharks fans? yes indeed, fire the HC. Avs fans? no indeed, that team is just getting back to being successful.

  • Smiley456

    I’d take Varly back in a heartbeat.

  • stacyh13

    I feel like I have mental whiplash after reading these comments! all over the place. . .

  • Matt

    ehh rask should be the clear favorite for the vezina. dont get me wrong, varly had an amazing year, but rask was godlike

  • ajansen1

    no arrested development charlie brown gif?

  • Jon A

    Yeah, I was wondering why that first GIF of what seems to be Marc-Andre Fleury falling over in goal was included in an article about Varly too.

  • Graham Dumas

    That guy really is as bat-shit nuts as he seems, isn’t he?

  • Graham Dumas

    I refuse to root for the Rags. Their fans are insufferable, yet if they win, I will be forced to suffer them for the next year. The sooner they lose, the better. P-burgh can flame out against Boston, I’m fine with that.

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  • Graham Dumas

    But the law requires a competent and equitable defense, heretofore not rendered before the Courts of Denver County. Thusly, I move in replevin to state that Semyon Whateverovich Varlmov be granted extenuating circumstances and a writ of mandamus for certiorari, and that the question be certified to the highest Court for immediate and de novo judicial review!

    EDIT: Also, I think Walter’s hand was much steadier than your GIF would suggest. Just sayin’.

  • alchemistmuffin

    Or against the Habs. I have a feeling Habs will beat up Boston like a rag doll.

  • alchemistmuffin

    I wonder if Caps will try to get the Sharks head coach? If he gets fired for that meltdown, Caps will gladly take him.

  • Tim

    Both teams are absolute scumbags I’m rooting for Boston in their series so they can demolish the rags/pens

  • Graham Dumas

    Oh man, I dunno. Rask and the Bruins D are so, so, so strong. It’ll be a good series, though.

  • matt

    breathtaking performance by ferrigno. he got an emmy for that, right?

  • CapsKel

    They went from 29th to winning their division and making the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, with no playoff experience for over half of their team. No heads need rolling.

  • CapsKel

    Eh, I’d give it to Rask.

  • factoryofsadness

    Oh my god. Just saw this on sportscenter and rushed here. He really did sh*t the bed in this one…

  • Jonah

    and the caps don’t…?
    at least mclellan is able to mix grit and skill. the biggest thing the caps have had problems with.

  • Matt Root

    Never understood why Caps fans like to see Varly lose. Seems like sour grapes to me.

  • You’re definitely right. Sour grapes are what NOURISH me.

  • Matt Root

    Lol I’m on to you now