Semyon Varlamov’s 38 Saves and Gabriel Landeskog Key Avs’ Win, East Coast Next

March 13th, 2012 by Joey Suyeishi Leave a reply »
After sweeping a home-and-home with Minnesota, the Avs lost to Nashville last Thursday, bringing their season record against the Preds to 0-2-1.  It was their first game after losing star Matt Duchene for an expected two-three weeks because of an ankle injury.

They will get their final shot to beat Nashville during the final game of the regular season next month.  The Avs rebounded nicely, however, with wins against Edmonton, in which Semyon Varlamov once again displayed his shootout dominance by keeping both Oilers shots out of the net, and Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller both beat Edmonton goalie Nikolai Khabibulin high glove-side.

Monday night, rookie sensation Gabriel Landeskog almost saw his season-long games played streak end as he was hampered with the flu.  That morning, his temperature was over 100 degrees, yet he persevered and played in the game against the Ducks.  He had a big hit against Ducks defenseman Lubomír Višňovský early on, and he broke Peter Stastny's all-time franchise record for most shots by a rookie.

However, Landy's biggest feat of the night came in overtime when he took a pass ...

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