Welcome to Caps 'Round the Clock, a blog covering the Washington Capitals and the NHL. In season, I update the Blog after every practice and on game day with Caps news and information, and then provide a recap and analysis after each contest. I also write a periodical Prospect Watch and weekly feature pieces on the state of the Men in Red and other things Capitals. And of course, I will post videos and tidbits from around the League and offer my two cents as the season wears on. In the offseason, I write a Report Card for each player, and will keep you updated on all the news about the Caps through the summer. I'm glad you're here, and hope you come back!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Semyon Varlamov!

Ah, wonky groin? No problem!
Today, April 27th, is Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov's 23rd birthday, so wishes are in order for the young Russian.  Varly struggled with his typical groin and knee injuries this year, but when he was healthy, was as his usual solid self. He registered 11 wins, a 2.23 GAA, and a .924 Save% in 27 starts, also adding two shutouts on the campaign.
The highlight of his year was, without a doubt, his stellar performance in the Winter Classic, where he made 32 saves on 33 shots in a 3-1 Caps win.  With the steady play of Michal Neuvirth throughout the season, however, Varly has taken a backseat to the young Czech so far in the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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