The Senators had an abundance of faith - but nothing to lose - in trading for netminder Craig Anderson, a soon-to-be UFA coming off a 4 goal-on-15 shot performance as a member of the Avalanche scarcely a week ago. "Andy" responded to his relocation as Florida fans knew he would: a 47-save, 1-0 shootout victory over Toronto; easily his finest performance of the season, with what so far has been his only shutout. Looks like the (short-lived, up-then-very-down) Colorado portion of his career truly is behind him.
Whether Ottawa re-signs the 29 year-old is yet to be seen. Regardless, chances are solid we'll see him in net this evening; he's 1-0-1 in three career starts against the Panthers with 1 shutout and a 2.94 GAA.
No, nothing juicy on the trade front yet. Feel free to create your own...
Game Preview at 3pm...Live Game Thread at 6.