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try and extend that run on Thursday night without their No. 1

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(SportsNetwork. Rocky Bleier Jersey .com) - The Colorado Avalanche are on their first winning streak of the season, but theyll have to try and extend that run on Thursday night without their No. 1 goaltender as they play host to the Washington Capitals. Semyon Varlamov will miss tonights game after aggravating a groin injury in Saturdays 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Varlamov, who missed three games earlier this season due to a groin issue, is day-to-day and as of now isnt expected to need time on injured reserve. Varlamov, a former Capitals netminder, played for the 10th time in Colorados past 13 games when he made 23 saves to beat the Devils. He is 4-5-4 on the season with a 2.95 goals against average and .918 save percentage on the campaign. Calvin Pickard was recalled from the minor leagues to back up Reto Berra, who is expected to face the Capitals for the first time in his career tonight. Erik Johnson and Matt Duchene scored third-period goals on Saturday to help Colorado split a four-game road trip by winning two straight for the first time all season. John Mitchell also scored. Were very happy with those last two wins and hopefully we can build on that for the next game at home against Washington, said Colorado head coach Patrick Roy. The Capitals themselves are trying to win a second straight contest as they picked up a 2-1 overtime victory against the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night. Eric Fehr netted the game-winner at the 3:16 mark of the extra time, putting home a rebound past netminder Mike Smith. Jay Beagle scored the other goal while Braden Holtby stopped 23 shots for the Capitals, who snapped a two-game slide. I think anytime you can grind out a win, its always a good thing, said Capitals head coach Barry Trotz. It was a big win on the road. We needed that. Washington had scored just once in its two previous losses and was outscored 9-2 in losing both of its matchups last season with Colorado. The Avs have won four straight overall in this series, including two in a row at home. Holtby has faced the Avalanche only once before and gave up four goals on 37 shots in a 4-1 defeat in Colorado on Nov. 10 of last year. Rod Woodson Steelers Jersey . He also had some help Monday night.Hibbert scored a season-high 29 points to help Indiana beat the Utah Jazz 97-86 Monday night, ending the Pacers six-game losing streak. Artie Burns Womens Jersey . There are practical ideas, like this Chewbaca inspired Star Wars jerseys. Star Wars themed jerseys for the Toledo Mud Hens.TORONTO -- When Jonathan Bernier came out of his net and collided with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jayson Megna, the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender didnt think much of it. That is, until the next day. "I woke up and it felt pretty bad," Bernier said. The lower-body injury forced Bernier off the ice for two days earlier this week and cost him a planned start Thursday night. But he and Toronto coach Randy Carlyle are optimistic hell be able to play Saturday night when the Detroit Red Wings visit Air Canada Centre. "He is much better today and I would deem that hes probably available to us," Carlyle said Friday. "But well make that assessment (Saturday) morning after todays treatment and how he feels after today." Bernier said he was "pretty confident" hed be able to suit up but will wait until after the morning skate to ddecide. L.C. Greenwood Steelers Jersey. Carlyle didnt think it was "fair" to put Bernier in net Thursday against the Phoenix Coyotes while he was "nursing an ailment," so Reimer got the call and won in a shootout. Bernier was able to serve as the backup. Given how well Reimer played versus Phoenix, making 34 saves and a couple more in the shootout, it probably wont matter if Bernier is healthy enough to start. More than likely Reimer will make his third straight start. Reimer could go on a run of starts if the victories continue, but that doesnt mean Berniers presence isnt a source of motivation. "You have to be at your best every day," Reimer said. "You always want to go out there and be your best and want to win games and give the boys a chance. "Obviously when theres another world-class goaltender beside you, it pushes you." Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '

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