DENVER - Semyon Varlamov showed he is still the top goalie for the Colorado Avalanche. Chris Johnson Jersey
.Varlamov returned from an injury and stopped 26 shots in his second shutout of the season, leading the Avalanche past the slumping St. Louis Blues 5-0 on Tuesday night.Jarome Iginla, Alex Tanguay and Ryan OReilly each had a goal and an assist for Colorado, which has won three in a row and is 4-0-2 in its last six games. The Avalanche (13-13-8) reached .500 for the first time this season.Varlamov missed six straight games with a groin injury before returning Tuesday. Rookie goalie Calvin Pickard played well during a three-game road trip that ended with a 2-1 victory in Detroit on Sunday. His .939 save percentage made a case for him to remain in net, but Varlamov, who set a franchise record with 41 wins last season, had a statement game against St. Louis.I feel well. The doctors did a great job for me, he said. I felt good, Im healthy and ready to go.Varlamov faced only seven shots in the first period and eight halfway through the game. But he made 12 saves in the third to complete his 15th career shutout.It does feel good, Varlamov said. We played a real solid game the whole 60 minutes. It is much easier to play when the guys score lots of goals.Jake Allen allowed five goals on 31 shots before being replaced by Martin Brodeur to start the third period for the Blues, who have lost three straight.St. Louis has given up 14 goals during the skid.Cant win playing like this, coach Ken Hitchcock said. Well see if this is a wake-up call for us.The Avalanche went ahead 1-0 on Erik Johnsons ninth goal of the season and fifth in five games. Johnsons shot from the point got through traffic and deflected off the far post at 15:02 of the first.Fellow defenceman Zach Redmond made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 18:45. It was his fourth of the season.Tanguays 12th goal 5:49 into the second gave Colorado a 3-0 lead. Tanguay scored when Iginlas shot went off his body, then bounced off Allens back and into the net.St. Louis, held to eight shots through the 10-minute mark of the second period, started to generate chances but Varlamov stopped six shots to keep the Blues scoreless.Our goaltending has been really, really good, Iginla said. Picks came in and did a phenomenal job, and were very excited to get (Varlamov) back feeling good. Hes a big part of the team. He made some big stops, some point-blank chances.Colorado then put it away with two goals in a span of 40 seconds. OReilly got the first one on the power play and Iginla made it 5-0 with his eighth of the season at 17:27 of the second.They kicked our butts in every facet of the game for the first 40 minutes, Blues captain David Backes said. We deserved to be down 5-0. We didnt bring our game. They ramped it up a notch from the last time we saw them and the result is pretty appropriate.NOTES: Avalanche LW Patrick Bordeleau is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks after breaking his knee in Saturdays win at Buffalo. ... St. Louis D Alex Pietrangelo had his seven-game point streak stopped. ... Colorado D Brad Stuart had two assists. Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins Jersey
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. However, it wasnt a problem on Monday night. Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for his 56th career shutout in the New York Islanders 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night.Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried was able to carry the momentum from his starring role on Team USA this summer into the NBA regular season. Faried had 22 points, 17 rebounds and four assists in Denvers season-opening 89-79 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. Fresh off helping the United States win gold and earning All-Tournament honors at the FIBA World Cup, Faried was at his best for the playoff-hopeful Nuggets. Denver missed the postseason a year ago, finishing with 21 fewer wins than the 2012-13 season while dealing with a number of injuries. Finally healthy, these Nuggets hope to contend in a crowded Western Conference. Arron Afflalo chipped in 15 points and Timofey Mozgov tallied 13 and 11 rebounds. All 12 Nuggets that took the floor scored at least two points. Josh Smith netted a game-high 25 points to lead Detroit, which was without forward Greg Monroe, who is serving a suspension for a DUI arrest last February and is out for the first two games of this season. Denver led by two through three quarters and put the game away early in the fourth despite shooting just 5-for-22 in the period. One of those buckets was an 18-foot jumper by Faried, who hit it 12 seconds after checking in to extend the lead to six at the 5:48 mark. Detroit scorred the next four points on layups from Andre Drummond and A. Andre Dawson Marlins Jersey
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