Senators goaltender Craig Anderson is off to a fast start this season, and Friday the NHL named him its first star for January.

Patrick Marleau, who leads the undefeated San Jose Sharks with nine goals, was No. 2 and Buffalo Sabres and league scoring leader Thomas Vanek (15 points) took the bronze.

Here's what the NHL had to say about Anderson:

Anderson finished the month with a 5-0-1 record, ranking first in the League in save percentage (.967) and second in both goals-against average (0.99) and wins. The Park Ridge, Ill., native allowed one goal or fewer in five of his six starts and posted his 20th career shutout in a 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers Jan. 21.