Former Capitals goaltender and Vezina Trophy finalist Semyon Varlamov had a very bad night against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday — and he didn’t even start. After Colorado Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard let in three goals by the midway mark of the first period, Varlamov came on in relief, allowing six goals on just 16 shots. Pickard was back in for the third, with another goal getting by him just for kicks. Varly played less than 33 minutes, leaving the game with a .625 save percentage, which is not good.
The Canadiens won 10-1.
This is what that looks like.
The last time the Avs allowed double digit goals, they were called the Quebec Nordiques. The year was 1991 as your Washington Capitals won 10-4.
“It was weird,” Habs captain Max Pacioretty said after the game.
The highlights are like a Game of Thrones episode.