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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, front, of Russia, celebrates as left wing Cody McLeod looks on after the Avalanche's 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in an NHL hockey game in Denver on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Varlamov had a season-high 47 saves and the Avalanche clinched their first playoff berth in four years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov, front, of Russia, celebrates as left wing Cody McLeod looks on after the Avalanche's 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in an NHL hockey game in Denver on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Varlamov had a season-high 47 saves and the Avalanche clinched their first playoff berth in four years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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