Senators Starting Anderson Sunday: Craig Anderson will start Game 3 against Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sportsnet.ca's Ian Mendes reports. (Updated 5/18/13)
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Craig Anderson has taken a beating from Pittsburgh in the first two games, allowing a miserable seven goals on just 51 shots. A regular season GAA of 1.69 gives Ottawa a reason to keep the faith in Anderson, however, and his odds of pulling off a win are aided by the return of Jason Spezza (back), who hasn't played since Jan. 27. (Updated 5/18/13).
05/17/2013 21:44 NHL Playoffs: Grades for Night 18
Handing out grades for Night No. 18 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sidney Crosby turned in an excellent performance. Craig Anderson did not.
05/14/2013 22:20 Penguins rout Senators, take Game 1 of Eastern semifinals
Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.
05/14/2013 13:48 Sens' Anderson Slated To Start Game 1
Anderson is in line to start Game 1 against the Penguins on Tuesday night, the Ottawa Citizen reports.This comes as no surprise, as Anderson was arguably the Sens' best players in their first-round upset over the Habs, and it would probably take a string of awful performances for him to lose the starting job to Robin Lehner at this point.
The years of the goalie carousel in Ottawa finally ended in 2011-12 as Craig Anderson established himself as a solid number one in Canadas capital. While his numbers werent elite, his calm demeanor and on-ice leadership helped provide confidence to a very young team in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Sens. The only drawbacks to Andersons game is the fact that he sometimes tries to do too much when handling the puck, which can get him into trouble. That being said, hes the best number one goalie Ottawas had since Patrick Lalime of the early 2000s. If Ottawa can continue its upward trajectory then look for Anderson to get at least 35 wins with a solid save percentage. Ottawas up-tempo attacking system does allow for more odd-man rushes than other teams systems, so dont expect a gaudy goals-against average. (Updated 8/14/12)