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Craig Anderson allows center ice game-winner

Jan 31, 2012, 10:29 PM EDT

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Craig Anderson joined the ranks of Chris Osgood, Jonathan Quick, Tommy Salo, Dan Cloutier and untold others as goalies who allowed humiliating goals from center ice.

In Anderson’s case, it was especially soul-crushing because Dennis Seidenberg‘s third tally of 2011-12 happened to be the game-winner as the Boston Bruins erased a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3.

(This post’s main image wasn’t Anderson’s reaction to allowing the goal, but I’d like to think that it represents how he must feel any time he sees it.)

The Senators had four All-Stars this season, but it’s probably a good thing that Anderson wasn’t one of them.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Been there, done that. Absolute worst feeling for a goalie.

  2. stakex - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Thats gotta hurt. At least it was deflected…

    • back2backbees - Feb 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM

      no deflection, it skipped on the ice like one of them “flat rocks” on water…

  3. seannymo - Feb 1, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    nhl has always had the best advanced media…but would it kill them to include some re-plays in the videos? i hate watching highlights and not being able to actually see what happens. they cut to the next highlight and/or end the video too soon!

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 1, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    Bummer, but Vesa Toskala of the Leafs still holds the NHL record, having allowed an Islander’s 177-footer to elude him, shorthanded no less. It too had been deflected and was bouncing, but, my goodness, the shot originated in a different postal code. (PxP guy Joe Bowen mistakenly called it a 197-footer, forgetting in his excitement to subtract the 11 feet from end boards to red line, but his call was still better than Toskala’s effort.)

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