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Animated GIFts: Andy's most crucial saves

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

After earning the NHL's Third Star of the week, we "present" you with 5 of Craig Anderson's most clutch saves so far this season in GIF form...

1. October 10th, 2015 vs the Toronto Maple Leafs

After giving up a 3-0 lead in Toronto, the game would eventually head to overtime. A Sens scoring chance gets turned the other way and Brad Boyes is sent in all alone from his own blueline. Channeling Bill Ranford, Andy stacks the pads and extends the game to a shootout where...

FINAL: Sens earn a 5-4 shootout win.

2. October 28th, 2015 vs the Calgary Flames

With about a minute and a half remaining in overtime and the score locked at 4-4, Craig Anderson reaches back and absolutely robs Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau of what would have been the game winner. But instead...

FINAL: Sens take it 5-4 in a shootout.

3. November 3rd, 2015 vs the Montreal Canadiens

Down a man with under 4 minutes remaining in a 1-1 tie game against the Canadiens in Montreal, Andy very calmly slides across denies Brandon Gallagher of a wide open net to keep things even. The game would eventually go to overtime where Kyle Turris with ends things and...

FINAL: Sens win 2-1 in overtime.

4. November 6th, 2015 vs the Winnipeg Jets

Having made 38 saves through 65 minutes, Andy needed to make just one more on Andrew Ladd in the shootout to clinch the win as all 3 Sens shooters converted on their opportunities. Which means...

FINAL: Sens take it 3-2 in a shootout.

5. November 25th, 2015 vs the Dallas Stars

The Sens saw a 5-1 3rd period lead against the Stars start to erode and the momentum was clearly shifting in Dallas' favour. Leading 6-4 in the final two minutes and with the Stars' net empty, Anderson stones Jamie Benn on the doorstep. Mike Hoffman would then secure the rebound and send it 200 feet into the open cage to quell the onslaught. So...

FINAL: Sens hang on to win 7-4.

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