Varlamov is 5-1-0 with a 2.17 goals-against average since returning from the Olympic break.
The goalie has now won three straight games for the Avalanche.
Varlamov won his first two starts in the Olympics, but was pulled in the second period of a 3-1 loss to Finland after allowing three goals on 15 shots.
The 25-year-old Varlamov is thriving under first-year coach and Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, posting a 26-9-5 record with a 2.43 goals-against average. He's second in the league in saves (1,199) this season and his 26 wins already match a career high.
Varlamov stopped seven of 10 shots before his night was over in favor of Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
Varlamov is 7-0-1 in his last eight starts, and he's compiled a 2.07 goals-against average during a personal 10-0-5 stretch. His run of 15 consecutive decisions without a regulation loss is the second-longest in franchise history, one shy of Peter Budaj's 13-0-3 streak in 2007.
Varlamov is 9-0-5 over his last 14 games with an impressive .935 save percentage. He's faced an average of 35.2 shots per game during that stretch.
Varlamov recorded his 20th victory - an accomplishment in baseball but not as much in the NHL. Still he has won four straight starts.
Varlamov is now 5-0-1 with a 2.14 GAA in his last six home starts.
Varlamov had 96.7 save percentage in the game, well above his season average of 92.8.
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