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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Craig Anderson Makes NHL History In 3-1 Sabres’ Win

Updated: May 18, 2023

Just several days ago we wrote about how Buffalo Sabres goalie Craig Anderson was having a mini career resurgence, he just proved us right and silenced all doubters.

Tonight the Sabres took on the Florida Panthers in an NHL regular season matchup, in goal for Buffalo was Craig Anderson.

The 41-year-old would be nearly perfect, carrying a shutout into the third period. Anderson would just allow a single goal in what was a 53 save effort by the 20-year veteran.

Those 53 saves in 54 attempts (.981sv%) by Craig Anderson is NHL history. Anderson is 41-years, 279-days-old, makes him the oldest goalie in NHL history to have 50+ saves in a single game.

The 3-1 win for Buffalo also puts the team in a playoff position. A 30-23-4 record currently gives the Sabres the second wild card seed behind the New York Islanders.

As it currently stands all three New York hockey teams are playoff bound.

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