Sens To Stick With Anderson On Friday: Craig Anderson will start Friday's Game 5 against the Penguins, NHL.com's Arpon Basu reports. (Updated 5/23/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/24/13).
Craig Anderson was yanked from Wednesday's Game 4 after allowing six goals on 38 shots, but given his body of work this season, the Sens' top goalie not surprisingly still has coach Paul MacLean's confidence. (Updated 5/23/13).
05/22/2013 22:30 Penguins rout Senators, take commanding 3-1 lead
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
05/22/2013 22:17 Sens Pull Anderson In Loss
Anderson was pulled from Game 4 on Wednesday after allowing six goals on 38 shots.Anderson played a spectacular first period, but let in a few weak goals in the third when the entire Sens team seemed to fall apart. He was replaced in net by Robin Lehner in the third period, who allowed one goal on four shots as the Penguins went on to win 7-3.
05/22/2013 22:10 NHL Playoffs: Grades for Night 23
Handing out grades for Night No. 23 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Pittsburgh Penguins put on a clinic in their blowout win over the Senators.
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)