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Reto Berra | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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Reto Berra was able to hang in there for Team Switzerland while making 22 saves to help secure an overtime victory over Team Austria on Saturday.
Berra saw just eight shots through the first two periods, but was unable to consistently maintain his trio of one-goal leads. This included a last-minute goal by Austria. Regardless, Berra and the Swiss will take on Team France on Sunday afternoon. May 2 - 8:41 PM

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Reto Berra made all 41 saves, plus two more in the shootout, for his first career shutout 1-0 on Thursday night over the Jets.

Berra saw the bulk of the shots in late in the game, with 17 coming in the third and four in overtime. But he couldn't be beat, stopping all 10 pucks sent his way while on the kill as well. The win brings his record up to 5-4-1 for the season, and he's 3-2-0 with seven goals against over his last five starts.
Apr 10 - 12:02 AM

Reto Berra will be in goal for Thursday's match versus Winnipeg.

He made 35 stops in a 4-2 win over Anaheim last Friday, so he'll get one more start before the end of the season. Coach Patrick Roy plans to play Semyon Varlamov on Saturday to finish the year.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 7 - 12:24 PM

Reto Berra made 35 saves during Friday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

Berra was simply sensational as he saw no fewer than 11 shots in each period. He's now made four starts over the last two weeks, alternating wins and losses while allowing seven goals on 126 combined shots. For the season, Berra is 4-4-1 in 18 games with 33 goals against on 362 combined shots.
Apr 4 - 1:25 AM

Reto Berra will get the start against Anaheim Friday night.

You read that right. Berra also got the start against San Jose Wednesday night and lost 5-1. Semyon Varlamov will be in goal Saturday night against the Kings. Adjust your goaltending rotation accordingly, although we doubt you will want to start Berra.
Apr 3 - 12:24 PM

Backup Reto Berra made 25 saves on 28 shots in Colorado's 5-1 loss to San Jose on Wednesday.

Making just his tenth start of the season, Berra kept his team in the game but the Sharks blew it open with him on the bench and the empty net strategy back-firing on the Avs. Berra is just 3-4-1 with a 2.98 GAA and .905 save percentage this season and can't really be trusted in spot starts even this late in the season as the Avs are pretty much eliminated from post season.
Apr 2 - 2:04 AM

Reto Berra will be in the crease for the Avalanche Wednesday night versus the Sharks.

Head coach Patrick Roy had mentioned earlier that Berra would start in San Jose and Anaheim and Varlamov would start in Los Angeles during their current road trip. Berra has appeared in 16 games this year, but Wednesday will only be his 10th start. He has a 3-3-1 record with a 2.97 goals-against-average and .906 save percentage. He has not faced the Sharks this season but in two career appearances against them, he has given up five goals on 40 shots for a 4.23 GAA and .875 save percentage.
Apr 1 - 5:24 PM

Reto Berra is slated to get the call for Colorado's next two games.

That will put him in goal for Wednesday's game against San Jose and Friday's match versus Anaheim. The plan is to have Semyon Varlamov between the pipes for Saturday's game with Los Angeles.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 31 - 4:38 PM

Coach Patrick Roy plans to give Reto Berra the start against San Jose on Wednesday.

Semyon Varlamov will get the nod against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, according to Roy. Berra hasn't played much this season and in 16 appearances, he owns a 3-3-1 record with a .906 save percentage and a 2.97 GAA.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 30 - 1:03 PM

Reto Berra was dominant in his 33-save, 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. It was Berra's first NHL victory since Nov. 6th, 2014, a span of 11 games for him.

Berra made all 22 saves at even strength, plus eight more while on the kill. Only being beaten on a blast of a slapper by Yannick Weber. The win improves Berra's record to 3-3-1 with 28 goals against across 16 games this season.
Mar 27 - 1:16 AM

It's been confirmed that Reto Berra will be in Colorado's crease on Thursday against Vancouver.

The original plan was to have Semyon Varlamov start both games of the back-to-back situation, but he was pulled on Wednesday after surrendering three goals on seven shots. Berra stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced in relief, so he's being rewarded with the start.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 26 - 4:42 PM

Reto Berra may get the call on Thursday against Vancouver.

Coach Patrick Roy had initially planned to start Semyon Varlamov in back-to-back nights, but he's reconsidering that decision now. Varlamov allowed three goals on seven shots before being pulled on Wednesday versus Edmonton. "I'm going to think about it," Roy said. "Reto (Berra) played really well. Maybe it would be a good chance for him to play (Thursday) night. We'll see. We'll talk with the coaches and we'll make our decision."
Source: Denver Post
Mar 26 - 1:21 PM

Reto Berra stopped 20-of-22 shots in relief of starter Calvin Pickard for Colorado which lost 5-2 to LA on Tuesday.

Berra came into the game in the first period after Pickard allowed three goals on eight shots and was relatively solid the rest of the way. The Avalanche have nearly no hope at making the playoffs after the loss and it will be interesting to see if Berra gets passed over for Pickard again, who was a call-up from the AHL due to the injury to Semyon Varlamov. Berra has really struggled this season with just two wins in 14 appearances to go with a 3.42 goals-against-average and awful .890 save percentage. It is clear the Avs don't have a lot of faith in him.
Mar 11 - 12:59 AM

Reto Berra made 11 saves on 12 shots in a relief effort of Semyon Varlamov in just one period of play.

Funny thing is, Berra saw more shots. Varly saw just five shots, and none in the second period, through his 40 minutes of play. The Coyotes, presumably sparked by Coach Roy's pulling of the starter, sent considerably more pucks Berra's way in the third. Aside from a fluky bounce in Arizona's favor, Berra was stellar and Colorado prevailed 5-2.
Feb 17 - 1:33 AM

Reto Berra has been brought up from the minors by Colorado.

He hasn't appeared in an NHL game since Dec. 5, but he played in five games with Lake Erie of the AHL during his reassignment. Berra posted a 3-1-1 record with a 2.57 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage with the Monsters. He also scored a goal.
Jan 26 - 5:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Freddie Hamilton
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Blake Comeau
3Alex Tanguay
4Cody McLeod
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Patrick Bordeleau
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Nikita Zadorov
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra