Three summers ago, the Capitals had a decision to make regarding goaltender Semyon Varlamov.
DENVER (AP) Matt Duchene scored two goals and set up another, Semyon Varlamov made 33 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-0 on Thursday night.
When Michal Neuvirth bolted for the Czech League earlier this week, the Capitals were left without a goalie for their daily practice sessions at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
When the Capitals made the decision to part ways with Alexander Semin, Mike Knuble, Jeff Halpern, Cody Eakin and Dennis Wideman, a total of 46 goals went with them.
Since Capitals general manager George McPhee believes the upcoming NHL draft is deeper than most, hes decided to take Colorados second-round pick this year instead of waiting until next year.