In last night’s 3-2 win, Semyon Varlamov came up huge for the New York Islanders and made one of the best saves of the year.
Last night was a great team win for the New York Islanders. They played their style of defensive hockey against one of the best teams in the entire league and were able to grind out a win. A typical Barry Trotz team performance.
A main part of the Islanders’ success over the last two years has been their play in net. The Isles newest goalie, Semyon Varlamov has been a great addition to the Isles as he sits with a .923 save percentage and a 2.34 goals against average.
Last night in the third period, with the game on the line, Varly made one of the best saves that you’ll see all year.
Charlie McAvoy was attempting a wrap-around, something Varlamov has struggled with this year, forcing Varly to move from left to right. He hits Anders Bjork with a wide-open look and Semyon Varlamov made one of the best pure reactionary saves.
Bjork had the entire net to shoot at but somehow, someway Varlamov got in the way of the puck and robbed him with the glove.
While Varly was a little bit rocky early on in his tenure with the Islanders it has seemed to even out over the last few weeks. His .923 save percentage puts him at 12th in the league.
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