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Craig Anderson named NHL's First Star

For the second time this season, Craig Anderson has received the league's top weekly honour

by Craig Medaglia @craigmedaglia / Ottawa Senators

After going a perfect 4-0-0 last week, Sens netminder Craig Anderson has received the NHL's first star of the week honours for the second time this season.

To go along with his flawless record, Anderson's individual numbers were equally impressive.

Stopping 120 of the 125 shots he faced over the past 7 days, the Sens #1 goaltender put up a ridiculous save percentage of .960 and a goals against average of just 1.25. He capped the week off by shutting out the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden who currently lead the league in most offensive categories including goals for.

Video: OTT@NYR: Anderson stops 33 shots to blank Rangers

"He's been our best player all season long." said Derick Brassard after Anderson's shutout win against the Rangers last night. "We're just trying to do a good job in front of him."

Craig Anderson and the Sens are back in action at home tomorrow night against the Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m.

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