Craig Anderson G OTT 4 Days

Anderson smothered 28 of 31 shots in Thursday's win over Washington.

Anderson got help from a five-goal offensive outburst Thursday, but he and Robin Lehner can't expect that every night. Anderson's off to a strong start to the year, although it loses some luster if you don't count wins.

Craig Anderson G OTT 5 Days

Anderson will be the starting goaltender in Thursday's game against the Avalanche, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 reports.

Anderson will look to stay hot after pitching a shutout against the Panthers in his last start. He has a favorable matchup taking on a Colorado squad that has lit the lamp just four times through four games.

Craig Anderson G OTT 7 Days

Anderson shut out the Panthers on Monday, turning aside all 30 shots he faced for his first win of the season.

Anderson has now stopped 64-of-67 shots in two starts this year and will likely have earned a slight cushion between himself and Robin Lehner for Ottawa's starting gig with this performance. The Sens play again Thursday (Colorado) and Saturday (Columbus) so owners of both Anderson and Lehner should pay close attention to who coach Paul MacLean hands the starters' reins over to as the week progresses.

Craig Anderson G OTT 8 Days

Anderson will start in net Monday against the Panthers, Dean Brown of NHL Play-by-Play reports.

Backup Robin Lehner picked up the win in Saturday's game against the Lightning, but the Sens will turn back to Anderson for Monday's matchup with the Panthers. Anderson stopped 34 of the 37 shots he faced in his first game, and will need to play well if he wants to avoid losing his starting job to Lehner.

Craig Anderson G OTT 11 Days

Anderson stopped 34 of 37 shots in Thursday's season-opening defeat at the hands of the Predators.

Pekka Rinne wasn't necessarily better on the other end, but Nashville's skaters outshot Ottawa's 37-20, which doesn't do Anderson any favors. He'll probably run out there again Saturday in Tampa Bay.

Craig Anderson G OTT 12 Days

Anderson will be the starter for Thursday's opener against the Predators, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Anderson took a huge step back last season with a 3.00 GAA and .911 save percentage, but still managed to provide a 25-16-8 record over his 53 appearances. Even after the disappointing season, the Senators rewarded him with a three-year, $12.6 million extension, which should give him some level of job security over backup Robin Lehner.

Craig Anderson G OTT 26 Days

Anderson will start Wednesday's split-squad game against the Maple Leafs, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Anderson is expected to be between the pipes for the entire contest, while Robin Lehner does the same for the Senators in the other split-squad game occurring at the same time in Toronto. The fact that both goalies are playing full games this early in the preseason suggests that coach Paul MacLean hasn't decided on who is No. 1 netminder will be entering the season. The expectation here is that Anderson will get the nod, by virtue of his longer tenure with the organization, as well as the three-year extension he signed in August.

Craig Anderson G OTT 2 Months

Anderson inked a three-year contract extension with the Senators on Friday.

Anderson will get an average of $4.2 million over the three years, a larger contract than the one signed by his fellow netminder and teammate, Robin Lehner, earlier in the offseason. His contract was set to expire following next season, but now he will battle Lehner for the starting gig for the next four seasons.

Craig Anderson G OTT 6 Months

Craig Anderson will start Saturday night's game against the Maple Leafs.

It is the Sens' second last game of the season. Ottawa plays Pittsburgh on Sunday and Robin Lehner will likely get the call in that contest.

Craig Anderson G OTT 6 Months

Craig Anderson will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Anderson will attempt to build off his 45-save victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday. He has a 3.06 GAA and .909 save percentage in 52 games this season.