The Capitals traded goaltender Semyon Varlamov to the Avalanche for a first-round pick in the 2012 draft and a second-round pick in either 2012 or 2013.
Olie Kolzig left the Washington Capitals on less-than-ideal terms after nearly two decades as a popular and productive goalie. Clearly, that rift is a thing of the past.
Upstarts Simeon Varlamov and Jonas Hiller are proving fresh legs may be more important than experience when it comes to postseason success.
Michael Nylander scored with 3:32 remaining in the third period, and Simeon Varlamov stopped 32 shots in his NHL debut to help the Washington Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 on Saturday night.