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Anderson named NHL First Star for January

Sens netminder the NHL's top performer to start 2013
Friday, 01.02.2013 / 1:34 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Anderson named NHL First Star for January



The National Hockey League has named Sens 'tender Craig Anderson its First Star for the month of January.

Anderson was stellar from the get-go in January, leading the Senators to an Eastern Conference best 5-1-1 record. In that period, Anderson posted a record of 5-0-1 — he has yet to lose in regulation — and leads the NHL in goals-against average as well as save percentage among goaltenders who have played at least three games.

'Andy' has been a rock in January since he began his NHL career. In 56 career games in the month — 54 of which are starts — he owns a 26-24-4 record with a 2.34 GAA and a .926 SV%. He has also recorded five January shutouts.

He'll have the opportunity to keep the ball rolling into February as Head Coach Paul MacLean is giving Anderson the start tonight in Carolina.

How has he historically fared against the 'Canes? Well...

That stat comes with a 4-1-3 career record and a 2.80 GAA against Carolina.

Numbers aside, these two saves alone could garner a first star nod any month of the year.

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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06