The shortened 2013 season was setting up to be a career year and possible Vezina Trophy winning performance for Anderson, and his 1.69 GAA and .941 SP were better than any goalie in the league who played more than 4 games last season.
This was all behind a team who was injury-ravaged up front and had to play a tight defensive game to get points because the offense suffered. Anderson suffered an injury of his own, which is what cost him the Vezina Trophy.
So there are a number of questions heading into the season. Were last season’s numbers a result of playing behind a team desperate to keep the puck out because 2 goals against on any given night might result in a loss, or is it a factor of Anderson finding his groove in a Senators uniform?
Will he get less support from the team in front of him now that they have Spezza, Karlsson and now Ryan for (hopefully) a full season and can focus more offensively and play a little more run and gun?
While such staggering numbers might not be expected, if Anderson can put up top 10-type numbers in his stats the Senators will be a lock for the playoffs.
So, over/under time!
First, dealing with the GAA:
and Save Percentage: