Anderson a star as Sens host Jets

Sens netminder Craig Anderson will suit up for his ninth straight game tonight against the Jets....

Sens netminder Craig Anderson will suit up for his ninth straight game tonight against the Jets. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:20 PM ET

OTTAWA - Craig Anderson's efforts haven't gone unnoticed.

The Senators goaltender was named the NHL's first star of the week Monday for his efforts in the club's three straight victories over the Penguins, Rangers and Canadiens.

“It’s a credit to the success of the team,” said Anderson. “Right now, we’re winning a lot of games, the guys are playing well and we’re giving ourselves an opportunity to win every night. I’m just kind of riding the train and getting the benefits of it. It’s a collective effort by everybody.”

Anderson said he’s not concerned about getting rest. He will suit up for his ninth straight game against the Winnipeg Jets Monday night at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m. puck drop).

“We’ll just take it one game at a time. Everything is going our way,” said Anderson. “We don’t want to really disrupt that too much. Staying in there, staying in a rhythm and staying in a groove, just finding ways to keep winning and keep getting the two points.”

The Senators will only play one game at home before hitting the road for five more before the all-star break. They’ll face the Leafs Tuesday night in the Battle of Ontario and then head to California. They aren’t concerned about a letdown at home.

“It’s a difficult game for sure. We’ve been on the road and then we’re heading on the road again,” said centre Jason Spezza. “You’ve got to take care of your business. We’ve got to make sure you focus.”

The Senators won't make any changes to the lineup. Defenceman Brian Lee will be the healthy scratch.

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