Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov was honored for his outside week. Varlamov was named the NHL’s number one star of the week. credits his outstanding play during the Winter Classic at Heinz Field for the award.

Being Semyon Varlamov was pretty good this week. The Capitals netminder stopped 55 out of 56 shots he saw in the week, earned a shutout against Montreal and held the Penguins to just one goal in the Winter Classic in front of 68,111 fans in Pittsburgh. Doing all that was good enough to make Varlamov the NHL’s number one star of the week.

Varlamov’s task wasn’t easy considering the conditions on New Years day. But the Caps goalie held Pittsburgh to just one goal.