Last night, the Buffalo Sabres faced off against the Dallas Stars in a thrilling game that ended in overtime with a goal from Owen Power. In net for the Sabres, veteran goalie Craig Anderson stood tall, playing his 700th game in the NHL.
Anderson, who made his first appearance in the league over 20 years ago, has had a long and successful career as a goalie. He has played for several teams, but has been a consistent presence in the Sabres lineup for the past few seasons.
In the game against the Stars, Anderson put on a strong performance, making several key saves to keep the Sabres in the game. Despite the pressure of the moment, Anderson remained calm and focused, using his experience and skill to shut down the Dallas offense.
The player who scored the Overtime winner, Owen Power, was only 8 days old when Craig Anderson made is NHL debut. Now they are both on the ice winning games for the Sabres.
After the game, Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had high praise for Anderson. “It’s really insane for a goalie,” said Dahlin. “We go to dinners and he tells us all the stories about what happened 15 years ago, when I was barely born. It’s great to have him. We’re very lucky to have him. He brings so much experience and he loves hockey, loves being around the guys. That’s the type of hockey player I want to be when I’m in my 40s. He’s a role model.”
Anderson’s milestone of 700 games is a testament to his dedication and passion for the sport of hockey. His leadership and experience have been invaluable to the Sabres, and he continues to inspire and teach the younger players on the team. The Sabres are lucky to have such a skilled and experienced goalie on their roster, and fans can look forward to many more exciting games with Anderson in net.