The NHL announced Monday that Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov has been named the third star in the league's "Three Stars" for the week ending April 6.
Varlamov compiled a 3-0-1 record with a 1.42 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout this past week to help the Avalanche (50-21-7, 107 points) move two points ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks (45-19-15, 105 points) for the No. 2 seed in the Central Division.
The 25-year-old native of Samara, Russia, leads the NHL with 40 wins this season, matching Patrick Roy's franchise record established in 2000-01. He also places fourth in the league with a .927 save percentage and has a 2.41 goals-against average in 62 appearances.
This is Varlamov's second Three Stars of the Week honor of the season and the second in his career with the Avalanche. He was named co-second stars with fellow Avs goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere for the week of Oct. 7-13.
For the Avs, it is the team's third weekly honor of the season as Matt Duchene earned third star accolades for the week ending Dec. 22.
Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers was the named league's first star this week while the Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty was named the third star.
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