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Craig Anderson | Goalie | #41

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 187
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (73) / CHI
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Craig Anderson has won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The award goes to the player who best exemplifies qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Anderson was the favorite to win, so this shouldn't come as a surprise. He had to leave the Senators for stretches to be with his wife, Nicholle, during her battle with throat cancer. Anderson was excellent for Ottawa when he was in the lineup and the best news is that Nicholle's recovery is going well after her scans came back cancer free. Jun 21 - 9:40 PM

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that Ottawa will protect Craig Anderson in the upcoming expansion draft.

"Craig Anderson will be the goalie we protect, no ifs ands or buts about it," Senators GM Pierre Dorion said. Anderson and Andrew Hammond both have one season left on their current deals. Dorion added that Anderson was dealing with a bad back during the playoffs and it was especially troublesome during Ottawa's second-round series versus the Rangers.
May 29 - 12:05 PM

Speaking to the media, Craig Anderson said he is feeling encouraged that scans from his wife came back clean of her cancer.

It has been a roller coaster ride of a season for Anderson, but it's nice to see that it's ending on a good note despite losing Game 7 in double OT to the Penguins. We wish nothing but the best to the Anderson family moving forward.
May 27 - 1:06 PM

Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 42 shots in Thursday's 3-2 double overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Anderson was excellent in Game 6 and really good in Game 7, but it wasn't enough to carry the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final. The Sens fell behind 1-0 and 2-1 in tonight's game, but in both instances, they managed to come back to tie the game (Mark Stone and Chris Dzingel scored for the Sens). Pens forward Chris Kunitz put an end to Ottawa's season when he scored the game-winning goal at the 5:09 mark of the second overtime frame. Anderson finishes the playoffs with an 11-8 record with a 2.34 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage.
May 26 - 12:38 AM

Craig Anderson will be between the pipes for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

Anderson was absolutely incredible in Game 6, as he turned aside 45 of 46 shots in Ottawa's 2-1 win. He has an 11-7 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this postseason. The Senators will likely need another outstanding performance from Anderson if they want to go to the Stanley Cup Final. The winner of tonight's game will take on Nashville in the cup final.
Source: NHL.com
May 25 - 6:30 PM

Craig Anderson was outstanding in Ottawa's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final.

What a response from Anderson, after he allowed four goals on 14 shots in Game 5. Anderson left the Penguins frustrated all night, as he turned aside 45 of the 46 shots Pittsburgh sent his way. Pens forward Evgeni Malkin opened the scoring in the second period, but Ottawa responded with two goals from Bobby Ryan and Mike Hoffman to get the win. Anderson now owns a 11-7 record with a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this postseason. The best-of-seven series is now tied up at three. Game 7 will be played in Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The winner of that game will take on Nashville in the Stanley Cup Final.
May 23 - 11:36 PM

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

The Senators are facing elimination for the first time in these playoffs, as they trail 3-2 in the series. Anderson has a 10-7 record with a 2.44 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 23 - 7:39 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Nate Thompson
5Colin White
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Clarke MacArthur
4Ryan Dzingel
5Nick Paul
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Tom Pyatt
5Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Cody Ceci
4Fredrik Claesson
5Mark Borowiecki
6Johnny Oduya
7Chris Wideman
8Thomas Chabot
9Ben Harpur
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Andrew Hammond