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After emotional year, Nicholle Anderson 'couldn't be prouder' of Senators

Wife of goalie Craig Anderson battled throat cancer, posted uplifting words after Game 7 loss

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It would be hard to find an NHL couple that had a more emotional year than Craig Anderson and his wife, Nicholle.

The Ottawa Senators goalie left the team multiple times this season to help care for Nicholle, who was battling nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a form of cancer that forms in the throat.

Tweet from @xonichollexo: A year you would think I would want to forget, but I couldn't be prouder of our team! Great year and memories that will last a lifetime!

In his first game back after Nicholle's diagnosis in October, Anderson made 37 saves in a shutout.

During the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Nicholle was feeling well enough to travel to Boston for Game 6, the series-clincher for the Senators, which was a big surprise for her husband.

Their positive attitude all season became a rallying point for the Senators and garnered support from all around the NHL.

Even after the Senators were eliminated by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, Nicholle only had uplifting words, and not just for her husband who made 39 saves in Game 7.

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