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Avs worst in NHL at allowing shots

No team in the NHL has allowed more shots on goal than the Avalanche. Yet no team had more points entering Monday than the Avs, which says it all about the job goalie Craig Anderson has done.

The Avs know they’re going to have to lighten Anderson’s workload, however, if they want such a haughty won-loss record down the road.

“We’ve got to cut down on the shots against,” Avs defenseman Brett Clark said. “We’ve got to get a lot more shots for us. We’ve got to cut down on some turnovers and just keep things simple and keep the shots to the outside.”

The Avs enter tonight’s contest at Edmonton allowing an average of 34 shots a game. Anderson has allowed only 26 goals on the 374 shots he’s faced through 11 games (2.14 goals-against average, .936 save percentage).

Anderson, who will start tonight, shrugs off questions about his workload, saying “things will average out eventually.”

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_13647860