He’s cute, isn’t he?
Balding Florida Panther netminder Craig Anderson is as hot as anyone has ever been in the history of the NHL.
On February 23rd, the 26-year-old journeyman saved 40 out of 41 shots in a 2-1 OT victory at Philadelphia.
Despite his incredible performance Anderson didn’t get another start between the pipes for another eight days. The delay was certainly worth the wait. The owner of a career 17-35-2 mark posted the greatest shutout ever recorded in NHL play, saving all 51 shots he saw in a 1-0 Panther win.
Finally, Tuesday night against the Bruins, Anderson completed his trifecta of greatness by saving another 40 shots to outduel Boston goalie Alex Auld, who notched 31 saves of his own during another 1-0 decision in Florida’s favor.
In case you weren’t paying attention, that’s one goal allowed in his last three games. On a whopping 132 shots faced. His save percentage in his past three starts is an otherworldly .9924.
Looks like somebody might just be playing himself into a starting job.