Not that the Senators are desperate for goaltending, but it sounds like they’re getting closer to having the early-season Vezina Trophy favorite back between the pipes.
Per the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, Craig Anderson was taking shots in practice today as his teammates prepared to host New Jersey tonight.
Anderson hasn’t played since Feb. 21 when he sprained his ankle in a game against the Rangers. At the time, the injury wasn’t considered serious.
While some progress has obviously being made, Garrioch reports that Anderson was “going down gingerly” at times today, and there’s still no timetable for the 31-year-old’s return.
Against the Devils, Ben Bishop will get the nod.
Bishop, along with youngster Robin Lehner and Anderson, have combined to give the Sens an NHL-best .938 save percentage — probably the biggest reason Ottawa has remained in a playoff position despite significant injuries to key players.
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.