Alex Auld Gets the Call
For the first time this season, Craig Anderson will not get the nod in a game that follows one in which a Senators netminder had been pulled. In four instances that Anderson has been given the nod under these circumstances, he has posted a 4-0-0 record with a GAA of 2.20 and a SV% of .932.
In other words, is a season that’s been marred by inconsistent play, Anderson isn’t being used in a situation in which he actually has been consistent. Of course, the other side to the story is that the Senators do play three games in the next four days and with tomorrow’s night game being nationally televised, the decision to go with Auld tonight has merit. In fact, according to Paul MacLean's media availability today, the schedule and goaltender's workload of late weighed heavily on the decision.
Nevertheless, the fans and the media in this city love a goaltending controversy. To the media’s credit, relative to other goalies that have played, they have been ...