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Craig Anderson | Goalie | #41

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (73) / CHI
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Craig Anderson stopped 33 of 35 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.
Anderson's clearing attempt was intercepted by Weal who promptly buried the puck into the empty net to tie the game with just under six minutes remaining in regulation. The Senators eventually fell to the Flyers in the shootout. Anderson now has only one win in his last four starts, posting a 1-2-2 record during that span. The Masterton Trophy nominee's record drops to 22-10-3 with a 2.30 goals against average and .927 save percentage with the shootout loss. Mar 28 - 10:55 PM

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Craig Anderson will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Anderson will be making his fourth start in the span of five games. He has a 2.32 GAA and .927 save percentage in 34 starts this season.
Mar 27 - 12:34 PM

Craig Anderson has been selected as the Ottawa Senators' nominee for the Masterton Trophy.

The Masterton Trophy honors the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. This has been a very difficult season for Anderson and his family as his wife, Nicholle, was diagnosed with throat cancer. Anderson left the team to be with her, but later rejoined the Senators at her urging on Oct. 30. He later took another two months of leave to be with her during her treatment before returning to the team again in March. Despite how difficult this has to be for him, when Anderson has played he's been outstanding with a 2.32 GAA and .927 save percentage in 34 starts.
Mar 27 - 10:25 AM

Craig Anderson played in his 500th NHL game Saturday night.

That's quite an accomplishment for a goalie. However, Anderson was obviously not happy with the results as the Sens lost to the Canadiens 3-1, their third loss in eight days to the Montreal squad.
Mar 26 - 10:51 AM

Craig Anderson gave up three goals on 24 shots Saturday night as the Canadiens lost 3-1.

This is only the sixth time in 34 games that Anderson recorded a save percentage of .875 or worse, so fantasy players might not want to panic just yet. In three of these poor performances he gave up four or more goals.
Mar 26 - 12:45 AM

Craig Anderson is projected to start on Saturday.

Anderson got Thursday's game off. He has a 22-9-2 record, 2.29 GAA, and .928 save percentage in 33 contests this season.
Mar 25 - 5:30 PM

Craig Anderson stopped 34 of 36 shots in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

Anderson made a beautiful glove save when Noel Acciari tried to beat him with the backhand. Anderson was great in this one, keeping the Sens in the game and eventually leading them to victory with several big stops during the third period to keep his team on top. The win improves his record to 22-9-2 on the year.
Mar 21 - 10:07 PM

It'll be Craig Anderson in net for the Senators against the Bruins on Tuesday night.

Despite going 0-1-1 with seven goals against to Montreal over the weekend, Anderson has been excellent since returning to the team on Feb. 11th. Over that span, he's 9-3-1 with just 27 goals against and a .933 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 5:05 PM

Craig Anderson and the Senators lost for the second time in as many nights against the division rival Canadiens.

Anderson allowed four goals on 37 shots as the Senators missed a big opportunity to cut into Montreal's division lead. Anderson might not have had his finest weekend, but has still been solid for Ottawa with a 21-9-2 record, 2.30 goals against average and .928 save percentage.
Mar 20 - 12:41 AM

The Senators will stick with Craig Anderson in net on Sunday against Montreal.

Which means the veteran netminder will be seeing both ends of the home-and-home series. With so much at stake for both teams, it's easy to see why. Anderson hasn't lost in regulation in nearly a month, going 6-0-1 in seven games with 13 goals against in that span.
Mar 19 - 1:12 PM

Don't be surprised if Ottawa coach Guy Boucher starts Craig Anderson Sunday night against the Canadiens.

Although the conventional wisdom would be to give Mike Condon the start after Anderson tended goal Saturday night in the first of the two back-to-back games against the Habs, there is strong talk out of Ottawa that Anderson will get the call. Check back with us closer to game time.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 19 - 9:32 AM

Craig Anderson blocked 29 of 32 shots Saturday night and then gave up two shootout goals as the Senators lost 4-3 to the Canadiens.

Anderson was stout in the first two periods, and then slipped in the third. He was perfect against 14 shots in the first, gave up one goal in the second on 10 shots, and then two in the third after facing only eight attempts. The Habs gave him a break in overtime and did not make a single shot on goal. That might have made him a little rusty because he was beaten by the first two shots in the shootout.
Mar 19 - 12:04 AM

It's official, the Senators will go with Craig Anderson in net on Saturday.

Anderson comes in riding a six-game winning streak in which he's allowed just 10 goals and boasted a .940 save percentage. He missed two games with a lower-body injury, but he is ready to start an important match versus the Canadiens.
Mar 18 - 6:38 PM

Craig Anderson (lower body) should at least serve as the Senators' backup over the weekend.

The tentative plan on Thursday was that Anderson would be the backup on Saturday and Sunday before starting on Tuesday. It seems the Senators are moving in that direction as they already reassigned goalie Chris Driedger.
Mar 17 - 12:34 PM

Craig Anderson (lower body) is projected to start on Tuesday.

Anderson will be kept out of the lineup entirely Thursday night, but he might serve as the backup goaltender on Saturday and/or Sunday. He has a 2.23 GAA and .930 save percentage in 30 contests this season.
Mar 16 - 12:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Chris Kelly
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Tom Pyatt
5Clarke 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
8Jyrki Jokipakka
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon