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Craig Anderson | Goalie | #41

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (73) / CHI
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Coach Guy Boucher wants to see a better effort from his skaters in front of goalie Craig Anderson in Game 6 on Tuesday night.
"The first three games, he was outstanding," Boucher said. "The last two games, I don't think we've played well enough in front of him to be able to win the game. (Sunday), I took him out just to stall the game and then put him back in, but it was one of those games. It wasn't going to happen, so I took him out of there." Boucher also praised Anderson for his play all year and added "he's been able to close two series solid, and that's why he's our No. 1." He allowed four goals on just 14 shots in Game 5 in 18:32 of action, so he will have to be much better himself in order to force Game 7. May 23 - 11:50 AM

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Despite a rough two outings in Game 5 on Sunday, Guy Boucher declared Craig Anderson his starter for a do-or-die Game 6 on Tuesday.

"Oh my God," Boucher said when asked whether Anderson would start Game 6. "I know you do [have to ask the question], but you should not." Boucher said he is fully confident in Anderson, who turned 36 on Sunday. Anderson was pulled twice in a miserable 7-0 loss to the Penguins, allowing four goals in the first period.
May 21 - 11:25 PM

Craig Anderson has been once again pulled from Game 5 Sunday afternoon.

Anderson allowed three goals on 13 shots by 16:04 of the first period, which resulted in him being pulled from the game. However, Mike Condon only briefly replaced him before Anderson stepped back in. After Anderson allowed a fourth goal prior to the first intermission, Condon was put in the net for the start of the second period. It's an unusual sequence of events to be sure.
May 21 - 4:21 PM

Craig Anderson was pulled in the first period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final...and then put back in.

The Penguins jumped to a 3-0 lead by 16:04 of the first frame. Anderson had made 10 saves on 13 shots before being yanked. Mike Condon stepped in and made a save, but then in an unusual move, Anderson quickly re-entered the game. Anderson then surrendered a fourth goal on the first shot he faced upon his return.
May 21 - 4:04 PM

As expected, Craig Anderson will play between the pipes in Game 5 Sunday afternoon.

Anderson saw his streak of four straight games where he allowed two or fewer goals come to an end on Friday, but he still made 32 saves in the Senators' 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh. He has a 2.25 GAA and .922 save percentage in 16 playoff games in 2017.
May 21 - 1:46 PM

Craig Anderson will almost certainly get the start in Game 5 Sunday afternoon against the Penguins.

The game starts at 3:00 pm ET, so make sure Anderson is active early. This is a crucial game in the series, which is tied at 2-2, and Anderson will have to be at his very best if the Senators are to prevail. The Ottawa goalie may have some additional incentive to do well Sunday afternoon, as it is his 36th birthday.
May 21 - 9:32 AM

Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 35 shots in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Senators fell behind 3-0 in the second period, and they were never able to recover. It's the first time in five games that Anderson has given up three goals or more in a game. He has a 10-6 record with a 2.25 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this postseason. The series is now tied up at two. Game 5 will be played in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
May 20 - 12:38 AM

Craig Anderson will get the start in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh on Friday.

Anderson stopped 25 of 26 shots in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Pens. He'll head into tonight's game with a 10-5 record, a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
May 19 - 7:11 PM

Craig Anderson stopped 25 of 26 shots in Ottawa's 5-1 win over Pittsburgh in Game 3 Wednesday night.

Anderson had a shutout going into the third period, but he allowed a power-play goal to Sidney Crosby at 6:07 of the last frame. Anderson's surrendered just a goal in each contest of the Eastern Conference Final.
May 17 - 11:22 PM

As expected, Craig Anderson will start in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Anderson allowed just one goal in each of the first two games of the Senators' series against Pittsburgh, but the series is still tied at 1-1. It will be hard for him to continue to contain the Penguins as effectively as he's done so far, but Anderson has been strong throughout Ottawa's 2017 playoffs run.
May 17 - 7:50 PM

Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson made 28 saves Monday night but allowed one goal and that was enough for a 1-0 Penguins' victory over the Senators in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final in Pittsburgh.

A wrist shot by Pittsburgh forward Phil Kessel beat Anderson inside his left pad with 6:55 left in the third period. Anderson deserved a better fate but didn't get any offensive support while his teammates were facing a solid Pittsburgh goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury. With the loss, Anderson's postseason record this year is 9-5. His goals-against average and save percentage improved Monday, to 2.28 and .920, respectively.
May 15 - 11:25 PM

Craig Anderson turned aside 27 of 28 shots in Saturday's 2-1 OT win over the Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Anderson was excellent tonight. It appeared as though he was on his way to a shut out, but he finally gave up a goal (on a deflection) to Evgeni Malkin. Still, if Anderson continues playing like he did tonight, he'll give his team a good chance to win the series. Anderson's record improves to 9-4 in the 2017 playoffs. He'll go into Game 2 with a 2.37 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage. The next game of the series will be played in Pittsburgh on Monday night.
May 13 - 10:51 PM

Craig Anderson will start in goal for the Senators in Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Anderson has an 8-4 record in this post-season, with a 2.49 goals against average and .914 save percentage. He'll need to be at his best if the Senators want to defeat the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
May 13 - 7:03 PM

Craig Anderson turned aside 37 of 39 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers in Game 6.

The win allows Anderson and the Senators to advance to the third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sens built a 2-0 lead in the first period thanks to goals by Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone. The Rangers were able to push back, but Anderson stood tall to help his team record their fourth win of the series. He even picked up an assist on Erik Karlsson's game-winning goal. After four consecutive rough outings, Anderson came up huge in the most crucial moment. He now owns an 8-4 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this postseason. The Senators will play the winner of the series between the Penguins and Capitals. No matter who they face in round three, the Sens will go into that series as a heavy underdog.
May 9 - 10:36 PM

Craig Anderson will be between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Anderson and the Sens will look to eliminate the Rangers tonight. Anderson has a 7-4 record with a 2.53 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 9 - 7:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Chris Kelly
5Colin White
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Tom Pyatt
6Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Viktor Stalberg
5Chris Neil
6Tommy Wingels
7Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Ben Harpur
9Jyrki Jokipakka
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Matt O'Connor