Anderson to start against Habs

MONTREAL – Craig Anderson, 7-0-1 in his last eight games, will make his eighth straight start and 13th straight appearance against the Canadiens.
He’s playing so well, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to take him out, said coach Paul MacLean.
But Anderson is also used to playing a lot. So he will.
“We can study it a lot of ways and say we should do this and that,” said MacLean.
“But from my point of view, his history is playing 65 to 75-plus games, so why would we make it different?”
During this stretch, Anderson’s numbers have also seen a big improvement.
His save percentage is now .906 and his goals-against average is 2.99. MacLean said Anderson has played well, but his teammates have also played better in front of him.
“Much as we’ve said all year long, our goaltending plays as good as our team plays,” said MacLean.
“The team is playing pretty good right now and . . . it’s made it easier for him to play the position. We’re taking care of things in our own zone, and playing more in the other team’s zone, and not giving up the glorious scoring opportunities we gave up in the first 15 to 20 games.”

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