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Anderson named NHL's Third Star

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Senators goaltender Craig Anderson's strong play over the past week has earned him some love from the NHL as he was named the league's Third Star of the Week for the week ending February 21st.

From the NHL...

THIRD STAR – CRAIG ANDERSON, G, OTTAWA SENATORS

Anderson posted a 3-0-0 record with a 1.58 goals-against average and .951 save percentage to backstop the Senators (28-26-6, 62 points) to three straight wins. He made 38 saves and denied both shootout attempts he faced in a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Feb. 16. Anderson then stopped 30 shots in a 4-2 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes Feb. 18. He closed the week by making 29 saves and turning aside all three shootout attempts he faced in a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings Feb. 20. The 34-year-old Park Ridge, Ill., native has compiled a 25-19-4 record in 48 outings this season, including a 2.76 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and three shutouts.

As mentioned above, Anderson's stellar play helped the Sens sweep their 3-game home stand and for his effort he heard his name called as a "star of the game" on two occasions (1st against Carolina and 2nd against Detroit).

Sens TV caught up with Andy this morning after he was told the news...

Anderson and the Sens begin their 3-game Western Canadian road trip against the Oilers in Edmonton on Tuesday.

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