Craig Anderson of Park Ridge, Illinois is developing into a top National Hockey League goaltender. So far in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, Anderson has a record of three wins and a loss with a goals against average of 1.95 and a save percentage of .917, in backstopping the Ottawa Senators in their series against the Boston Bruins.
On Wednesday, Anderson made 22 saves as the Senators beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. It was Anderson's fourth career postseason shutout. His first playoff career shutout came with the Colorado Avalanche in 2010. The last three shutouts meanwhile have come while as a member of the Ottawa Senators.
Anderson was one of two Americans who shined for the Senators on Wednesday. Bobby Ryan of Cherry Hill, New Jersey scored his third postseason goal of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs at 5:49 of the third period from Erik Karlsson and Derick Brassard. The Senators now have a three games to one lead over the Bruins in their best out of seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Anderson meanwhile also had a great regular season with Ottawa even though it was limited so he could attend to his wife who is battling cancer. In 40 games, Anderson had a record of 25-11-4, with a goals against average of 2.28, save percentage of .926 and five shutouts.