Let there be no doubt Semyon Varlamov has some flexibility.

The Avalanche goalie did the splits while making a great toe save on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie in the shootout Friday night as part of the Avs' 3-2 victory.

Varlamov made several other acrobatic saves, part of his 35-stop, perfect-in-the-shootout performance. After a rough patch last month in which he allowed six regulation goals each in losses to Dallas and Pittsburgh, Varlamov has been strong, easing worries of Avs fans following a trade that saw the team part with first- and second-round picks to get him.

In his last five starts, Varlamov is 3-2, with a 1.78 goals-against average and .940 save percentage. He has allowed two goals or fewer in each of his last five starts. He is 4-0 in shootouts with the Avs, who are 15-1 in shootouts dating to December 2009.

"It's all about the team. Guys are helping me out every game," Varlamov said. "I feel good about how my team played, not about myself."