Craig Anderson likes a heavy workload. The numbers back it up. Few NHL goalies, in fact, have performed better under plenty of fire than Anderson, obtained by the Senators in a Feb. 18 trade for Brian Elliott. In his eighth NHL season, Anderson is 20-10 when facing 40 or more shots in a game. He is 71-95-2 when he's been tested fewer than 40 times. "For me, it's just a matter of getting in there and not really thinking too much," said Anderson. "And just stopping the puck." From the 2008-09 season to present, only Florida's Tomas Vokoun has won more games when facing 40-plus shots. He has 17 victories, while Anderson has 16. Since the 2004-05 lockout, the following is a list, compiled by Elias Sports Bureau, of goalies with the most victories when seeing 40 or more shots: 1. Vokoun (31) 2. Roberto Loungo (24) 3. Dwayne Roloson (22) 4. Anderson (20) 5. Tim Thomas (18) It's important to note that while the others have established themselves as starters and stars over the years, Anderson has only been a full-time No. 1 goalie for two seasons. As a Senator, Anderson has a 4-3 record with a 1.56 GAA and a .952 save percentage. He has faced more than 40 shots twice — a 1-0, 47-save victory over Toronto in his debut, and a 3-1 victory in Atlanta which saw him make 42 stops. After the latter game, a TV reporter mentioned to Anderson that Ottawa fans were beginning to think he could walk on water. "Well, there's only one man who can walk on water, and he's very powerful," said Anderson.
Sens' Anderson a regular working man
Ottawa Sun | Mar 6