Avs’ goalie Anderson named NHL "star" after posting fifth shutout of season
After earning a second shutout in his past three games, Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson on Monday was tabbed one of the NHL’s three stars of the week.
Anderson went 3-0-0 with a 0.33 goals-against average and a .988 save percentage last week and helped lead the Avs to a sixth consecutive victory Sunday, a season-high streak.
Colorado leads the Northwest Division in sole possession of first place.
The goalie stopped 24 shots in a 6-0 victory over Edmonton on Jan. 18, the followed with 29 saves in a 2-1 win over Nashville on Friday.
On Sunday, his 27 saves netted him a fifth shutout this season after a 4-0 win over Dallas. He trails New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur (seven shutouts) and Florida’s Tomas Vokoun (six)
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for the league lead.