Condon’s issues have been more athletic than personal, even if scrambling to find somewhere to live is pretty personal in its own right; with Montreal going in a different direction, the fringe NHL goalie has been bouncing around the league. Now he must follow up Anderson’s incredible, emotional performances on an Ottawa Senators team that … let’s be honest, hasn’t been super-friendly to a goalie.
So, how does Condon respond against a struggling Vancouver Canucks team with little time to prepare? Well, he kept things going in getting a shutout in Ottawa’s 1-0 shutout.
Granted, the Senators did a better of job of sheltering their new goalie than they did with Anderson, who had to put out superlative performances.
Condon needed to make a manageable 27 saves against the Canucks, and the physical stuff stole much of the story:
Whatever way you slice it, Guy Boucher’s Senators are now on a three-game winning streak in which they’ve allowed a single goal. Pretty impressive for a so-so team that was really struggling to keep the puck out of its own net to start the season.