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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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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
3 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
6 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
7 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
8 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 62 15 34 1 49
B. Ryan 58 17 31 9 48
K. Turris 62 16 29 -3 45
M. Hoffman 59 23 17 24 40
M. Stone 60 15 25 12 40
M. Zibanejad 60 16 19 3 35
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 57 11 15 -1 26
D. Legwand 60 8 14 -4 22
A. Chiasson 56 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02