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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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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
2 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
3 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
4 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
5 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
6 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
7 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
8 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 33 7 16 -14 23
K. Turris 33 7 16 -8 23
B. Ryan 30 7 14 4 21
M. Zibanejad 31 9 8 0 17
C. MacArthur 32 9 8 -6 17
M. Hoffman 30 10 6 13 16
M. Stone 31 8 8 5 16
A. Chiasson 30 7 8 -6 15
D. Legwand 33 6 8 -6 14
M. Michalek 29 3 6 -7 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 8 8 4 .930 2.43
R. Lehner 6 5 2 .909 2.93