Craig Anderson wasn't included in the Ottawa Senators' group of All-Stars, and he's showing why that may have been a mistake.
Anderson should be in net Monday to help the Senators try to extend their winning streak to five games and beat the struggling Winnipeg Jets for the third time this season.
Ottawa (25-15-6) is among the biggest surprises in the NHL, sitting second in the Northeast Division, one point behind Boston. The strong play and some zealous fan voting helped four Senators - Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek and Erik Karlsson - get elected starters for the All-Star game in Ottawa later this month.
Anderson is building a case that he could have been selected to join them.
Anderson ranks among the league leaders in wins (23), and leads NHL goaltenders in both shots faced (1,219) and saves (1,106). He's already one victory shy of his total from last season, which he split between Colorado and Ottawa.
Anderson has been fantastic over his last nine games, ...