Craig Anderson singlehandedly beat the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night.

Now he's hoping to put an end to the Senators' 10-game home losing streak, dating back to Dec. 26. A loss to Florida Wednesday night would tie a franchise-worst record of 11 straight defeats dating back to Dec. 1993 — the club's second year.

The Senators goaltender, acquired from the Colorado Avalanche last Friday in exchange for Brian Elliott, is expected to make his home debut against the Panthers at Scotiabank Place.

"It's good to make a good first impression," said Anderson on Tuesday. "For me, it's just to have success and to continue battling for the guys and showing them I can be their guy.

"I've never really played (in a hockey market) except for in junior. For me, it's kind of a new thing. It's still the same job: To stop the puck. There's just more people watching."

Anderson is potentially an unrestricted free agent on July 1, so the Senators want to get a close look before deciding if they're going to sign him. A few more games like Saturday's 1-0 victory over Toronto and the decision will be easy.

It's a two-way street. Anderson wants to see the direction Ottawa takes before any contract discussions.