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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 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

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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

Colorado netminder Reto Berra scored a goal in an AHL game Friday night.

He scored an empty-net goal in the Lake Erie Monsters' 4-1 win over the Chicago Wolves. It is only the 11th goal scored by a goalie in 79-year history of the AHL. Berra then celebrated a little too intensely and was criticized for it after the game. If you are interested in the rather surreal event, here is a link: http://sports.yahoo.com/video/goalie-reto-berra-scores-goal-072004442.html
Source: Denver Post
Jan 17 - 12:48 PM

Reto Berra has been sent down by the Avalanche to the AHL.

Berra will go down to Lake Erie for conditioning and be recalled in two weeks. He last played Dec. 5, so this makes sense. Berra has a 3.57 goals-against average and .882 save percentage this season in 10 games. As a result, the Avs called up Calvin Pickard.
Jan 10 - 8:13 PM

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy openly admitted that the team isn't happy with Reto Berra.

If Roy said it in an attempt to motivate Berra, we doubt it will work. The fact that they signed Berra to a three-year, $4.35 million contract was a mistake and it's one they'll likely minimize by buying him out this summer. In the meantime, Berra will likely get a minimum number of starts.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Coach Patrick Roy wants to see more from Reto Berra.

"He's working harder in practices," Roy said. "He needs to focus on stopping every puck in practice. And then we'll go from there." The Avalanche chose to ride Calvin Pickard while Semyon Varlamov was injured, but now Pickard is back in the minors and Varlamov is slated to shoulder the load with Berra as his backup. There's a chance that Pickard could be recalled if Varlamov needs a breather, so Berra will have to improve if he doesn't want to be scratched again.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 09:47:00 AM

Reto Berra will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Blues.

With primary goalie Semyon Varlamov back and starting, and phenom Calvin Pickard not (yet?) sent back down to AHL Lake Erie, Berra drew the short straw. The only question that remains is who will be moved first, Berra or Pickard?
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 08:30:00 PM

Although it is likely that phenom Calvin Pickard will return to the AHL next week when Semyon Varlamov returns to action, Reto Berra will be challenged to keep his spot on the Avalanche long term.

Colorado coach Patrick Roy is not very happy about sending Pickard back to the minors based on the way the 22-year-old has played. However, the Avs have invested $1.4 million in Berra to be Varlamov's back up this season and will give him a little longer to improve his game. That said, Roy won't wait forever. He will want to see Berra competing harder in practices or else he could turn to Pickard as the club's second netminder. Stay tuned. This could get interesting.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Reto Berra got the hook for the second straight game after allowing three goals on just eight shots in the first period of Tuesday’s tilt against Coyotes.

Berra couldn’t really be blamed for the first two goals as they were deflected right in front of his crease, but the third goal was a stinker from well out. Berra has had his struggles against Arizona, allowing 9 goals on 37 shots in two starts. Overall he has allowed nine goals on his last 42 shots faced. The Avalanche has had to go to Calvin Pickard in relief twice now. Needless to say, he isn't a good fantasy option.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:46:00 PM

Reto Berra will be in goal for Colorado on Tuesday night versus Arizona.

He was pulled in Saturday's game against Carolina and Calvin Pickard won the game in relief. "It was only one bad period," coach Patrick Roy said. "Other than this, I cannot say this was the reason why we were not winning hockey games. Right now, I think we have to give him the benefit of the doubt."
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Reto Berra was pulled before the first period ended Saturday night in the Avalanche’s 4-3 win.

The backup netminder, who is now starting with Semyon Varlamov injured, gave up three goals on 10 shots. The Avs rallied around Calvin Pickard once he entered, and he made 17 saves. Varlamov is said to be close to returning, but if he’s not, Pickard could be the guy in net Tuesday at the Coyotes. Berra has a 3.16 goals-against average and .895 save percentage. Pickard is at 2.66 and .913.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:50:00 PM

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C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Matt Duchene
3John Mitchell
4Daniel Briere
5Freddie Hamilton
6Joey Hishon
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Jordan Caron
4Cody McLeod
5Jamie McGinn
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
4Jesse Winchester
5Patrick Bordeleau
6Borna Rendulic
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra