Originally Posted by metaldude26
After some midnight research I've come to the conclusion that Varlamov should be spot started only in home games. He's 30-17-8 with 2.08 GAA in his career at home and something like 28-24-7 with a 2.89 GAA on the road. Seems pretty drastic to me. Plus with the whole "Mile High" effect in Denver, I can see Colorado enjoying a nice home ice advantage. Could require a bit more research though.
No starts for Varlamov
on the road, huh.
How about a few from March of last year:
W, 1 goal against on 3/30/2012 in Calgary.
L, 1 goal against on 3/28/2012 in Vancouver.
W, 1 goal against on 3/17/2012 in MSG vs NYR.
W, shutout on 3/4/2012 in Minnesota.
W, shutout on 2/24/2012 in Columbus.
Should I keep finding games?
It's true that he was a bit rocky to start last season on the road (except a shutout vs. Boston in Game 2).
And it will be true that it will be much tougher for Colorado to win games with Landeskog out of the line-up.
comments about not starting a goalie on the road???
Meh. That's rookie thinking there. Thumbs down.