Ducks coach hopes All-Star snub acts as ‘motivation’ for Andersen


Frederik Andersen didn’t get selected to go to the 2015 All-Star game, despite 24 wins, which is second amongst all NHL goalies.

His coach in Anaheim, Bruce Boudreau, admitted the snub to his No. 1 goalie was a tad surprising, even though there have been some tremendous seasons being put in by other puck stoppers across the league, as outlined here.

“You’re talking to a guy that’s seen him play all the time,” Boudreau told the Orange County Register.

“Of course, I’m surprised. I’d like a lot of our guys to have been selected. I think we’ve got the kind of record that merits more than one person going to the All-Star game but it isn’t.

“Hopefully it’s motivation for Freddie to say ‘I’ll show you.’ He deserves it but he’s not going to it.”

The Ducks defeated the New Jersey Devils on Friday. Andersen was given the night off, as Ilya Bryzgalov was given the start, making 14 saves in a 5-1 Anaheim victory.