That black cloud hanging over the Ottawa Senators season has nothing to do with mounting injuries. Nor is it the possibility that this could be Daniel Alfredsson’s last with the Senators. No, the real cause for concern is the likelihood that Craig Anderson's numbers should regress.
Of the NHL goalies who have more than one game appearance, only two goalies have even-strength and penalty-kill save percentages that are both greater than .930. One is Anderson and the other guy, Corey Crawford, plays for a team that is undefeated in regulation.
Since Lockout 2 (04/05), of the goaltenders to play in more than a handful of games, only Braden Holtby (14 GP in 2010/11), Cory Schneider (33 GP in 2011/12) and Josh Harding (19 GP in 2008/09) have been able to exceed .930 marks in both save percentage thresholds. Each of these goaltenders was a backup at the time whose numbers surely benefitted from the small sample of games each played in.
Given the brevity of this lockout sh...