Avalanche goaltenders share NHL 2nd star of the week

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Spo

Semyon Varlamov (.971 SV%, 1.00 GAA) and J.S. Giguere (39-save shutout) ruled Certified Badasses

Here's the NHL.com blurb:

The duo of Varlamov and Giguere combined for three wins as the Avalanche improved to 5-0-0, matching the franchise's best start to a season since the Quebec Nordiques won their opening five games in 1994-95. Varlamov posted two victories, a 1.00 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage in recording a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 8 (27 saves) and a 5-1 triumph over his former team, the Washington Capitals, Oct. 12 (40 saves). The 25-year-old native of Samara, Russia, has allowed only one goal in each of his first four starts this season, turning away 128-of-132 shots for a .970 save percentage. Giguere was perfect in his first start of 2013-14, recording 39 saves in a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins Oct. 10. The shutout was the 37th of Giguere's career, which ranks seventh among active goaltenders and tied for 39th all-time. (source)

They have been a huge factor in the Avalanche's early success. Therefore I declare this the Semyon Varlamov & J.S. Giguere Appreciation Thread. GOGO

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