Studs & Duds: Rams and racers shine, Buffs and Nuggets disappoint

Duds No. 3 – Colorado Avalanche

Varlamov avalanche

After grinding their way to a 3-2 win over the worst team in the Western Conference, Edmonton, on Saturday night, Colorado had to travel to Vancouver for a late Sunday night date with the No. 11 Canucks. Calvin Pickard was solid in net against the Oilers, but Semyon Varlamov and the defense were porous against the Canucks, allowing five goals on 29 shots. Colorado didn’t find the net until the final minute of the third period in a disappointing effort.