Anderson shuts out Leafs in Sens debut

Craig Anderson made a loud statement to the Ottawa Senators brass on Saturday night by stopping 47 shots in helping the Ottawa Senators defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 in a shootout.
Anderson, who was traded on February 18 from the Colorado Avalanche to the Senators, is a pending unrestricted free agent, who will be trying to convince management that he can indeed handle the number one job.
Even though Anderson admitted to being sad about leaving Colorado, he is at the same time happy to be in Ottawa, even though they are last in the Eastern Conference.
“I leave a team where I battled for two years … it’s tough to do that,” Anderson said. “But there’s 20 new guys in here that are great guys, that I’m ready to learn with, and get to know …and grow with.” “What it’s about here is growing together as a team and finding a way to make 20 new friends here. like I did in Colorado.”
Anderson, who posted a 13-15-3 record with a 3.28 GAA and .897 save percentage this season with Colorado, played a major role on Saturday night in helping the Sens win only their second game in 15 tries.
Meanwhile, scoring the shootout winner was forward, Jason Spezza, who was full of praise for the new goalie.
“He was in the zone all night,” Spezza said. “He just looked solid and we’re happy to have him.”
The Leafs played their first game without power play quarterback,Tomas Kaberle, and deeply missed his presence. as they went 0-6 with the man advantage.


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