So, lets talk about a former Panther.
Craig Anderson, Florida's backup for parts of the past three seasons, has settled in quite nicely in Colorado. Andy was named one of the NHL's three stars of the week for the second time this season. In three weeks, Andy's been honored twice. Pretty good winning percentage there.
Here's what Andy did sayeth the NHL:
Anderson recorded four consecutive road victories with a 2.20 goals-against average and .928 save percentage as the Avalanche improved to 6-1-1 and first place in the Northwest Division. Anderson began the week with a sweep of Northeast Division opponents, recording 29 saves in a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins Oct. 12, turning aside 30 of 31 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 13 and making 29 saves in a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens Oct. 15. He finished the week by stopping 28 shots and two of three shootout attempts in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Oct. 17. Anderson has started all eight games for the Avalanche this season, posting a 6-1-1 record with a 2.09 goals-against average, .935 save percentage and one shutout.
-- Scott Clemmensen, who replaced Anderson, will get his second straight start on Wednesday against the Sabres.
-- Doing a little something on Radek Dvorak for tomorrow's Herald.
Craig Anderson photo courtesy of Getty Images