Senators lose Anderson to injury, Blues push for Central lead

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The Ottawa Senators grabbed a “charity point” and probably gained a little bit of confidence from Tuesday’s game, but it may prove to be a costly night.

The reasoning is simple: Craig Anderson left the contest with a lower-body injury and did not return. It’s not clear how serious the issue is beyond that, but Andrew Hammond might be the go-to guy for the Ottawa down another stretch.

(Granted, “The Hamburglar” was perfect until the shootout, so maybe a blessing in disguise?)

St. Louis roared to a 3-0 lead, but the Senators managed to push it into overtime thanks in large part to Jean-Gabriel Pageau‘s late heroics, including this dramatic effort:

After that, the Blues ultimately won 4-3 via a shootout … that went very, very long.

St. Louis is now tied for the top spot in the Central – although they lack games in hand – while the short-term inspired positive reactions:

But also some discomfort about how this game shook out: