Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) shoots on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) as Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) and Senators centre Zack Smith (15) defend during the first period of game six of the Eastern Conference final in the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoffs in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP)
PITTSBURGH (AP) Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL.
The Ottawa goaltender would like to chalk his 45-save masterpiece in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against Pittsburgh up to his own brilliance. He knows that's not exactly the case.
"I think you need to be a little bit lucky to be good at times," Anderson said.