Varlamov makes 51 saves, Avs bounce back to beat Leafs 3-1

BY foxsports • December 11, 2016

TORONTO (AP) Semyon Varlamov made 51 saves, helping the Colorado Avalanche rebound from a miserable loss with a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.

The Avs lost 10-1 to Montreal on Saturday night but rebounded on the back of their Russian goaltender. Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon and Blake Comeau scored, helping last-place Colorado get its second win in nine games.

Antoine Bibeau made 26 saves in his first NHL start, and Jake Gardiner scored for Toronto.

The Leafs, who won 4-1 in Boston on Saturday, are now 0-5-1 in the second half of back-to-backs this season.

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