Can Craig Anderson handle the pressure?

Until he suffered a hand injury slicing frozen chicken in the kitchen on Feb. 22 after shutting out the Washington Capitals, the Senators goalie carried the load and played a major role in getting this club to the playoffs.

Now, as the Senators open their first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, Anderson has to prove himself all over again. He helped get Ottawa to the dance, now he has to go head-to-head with Henrik Lundqvist, who has had an MVP-type season.