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Anderson STILL the Vezina favourite

Friday, 08.03.2013 / 2:06 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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Anderson STILL the Vezina favourite



NHL.com has kept up their Trophy Tracker throughout the season where they puts odds on the favourites to take home the NHL's individual prizes.

You'll recall earlier this season that both Erik Karlsson and Craig Anderson were favourites to take home silverware to commemorate their performances at their respective positions. Obviously Karlsson's injury has prevented a second consecutive Norris Trophy from coming to fruition. With Anderson on the shelf, it appeared as though his award hopes may take a similar hit.

Luckily the good folks over at NHL.com weren't so sure about that.

From NHL.com...

Other goaltending leaders have dealt with injuries and haven’t played as many games as the season reaches the halfway point. Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators leads the League with a 1.49 GAA and .952 save percentage, but an ankle injury has limited him to 15 games.

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At this point, we at NHL.com are awarding the Vezina to Anderson, who has been the best goaltender during the first half of the season. Anderson banked a lot of his numbers before getting hurt -- he's been out since Feb. 21 -- but he’s still been the most impressive to this point.

Obviously they don't hand out the trophies after 24 games, but if Andy can make a return in the next week or two and regain his level of performance, expect his name to be in the discussion for the rest of the season.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
2 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
3 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
4 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
5 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
6 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
7 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
8 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 32 7 16 -12 23
K. Turris 32 7 16 -7 23
B. Ryan 29 7 14 5 21
M. Zibanejad 30 9 8 0 17
C. MacArthur 31 9 8 -6 17
M. Hoffman 29 10 6 13 16
M. Stone 30 8 8 5 16
A. Chiasson 29 7 8 -6 15
D. Legwand 32 6 7 -4 13
M. Michalek 28 3 6 -6 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 8 8 4 .930 2.43
R. Lehner 6 4 2 .913 2.84