Freddie Andersen stands tall again
Coming off the back of a shaky start in Sunrise against the Florida Panthers, you would be forgiven for thinking that Frederik Andersen‘s hot start might have been a flash in the pan, yet the Canes netminder proved that his best hockey is still to come in the Carolina Hurricanes organization. He’s been incredible this season and he was again in this game.
Not with the sheer number of stops he was asked to make, but the quality of the stops he did make. Andersen’s highlight reel for the year could be this game and it would perfectly sum up what he has been for the Carolina Hurricanes all year. He’s been solid, and he’s been timely when the Canes have allowed chances that they really shouldn’t have.
Carolina’s goaltender has been an incredible addition to the team, and he’s been the reason that Carolina currently sits at 10-1 and atop the Metropolitan division. Andersen has been the goaltender Canes fans have been asking for since the day the team was relocated from Hartford. He’s been nothing short of remarkable.
Andersen stopped 19 of 20 in this game to help restore his save percentage after it was tanked against the Panthers, but that should not be all that is taken away from this game. Andersen had no chance on the goal after a beautiful passing play left one of the best snipers in the league unmarked, and he stopped everything else that was thrown at him. He was the reason Carolina got to OT in the first place.