Anders Nilsson was named the NHL's Player of the Week after a lights-out stretch that saw him go 3-0-0 while stopping 96 of 101 shots (.950 SV%) and posting a 1.64 goals-against average. (Bruce Garrioch on Twitter)
Nilsson has been a great spark for the Senators of late, and the hot streak has earned him some more playing time over his counterpart in the crease, Craig Anderson (2-6-0). Statistically, this decision is a no brainer for Ottawa as Nilsson's 2.67 GAA and .930 SV% is leaps and bounds better than Anderson's 3.20 GAA and .897 SV%, so far. Obviously, the stat Ottawa cares about most is the win column, and Nilsson has certainly given them a better opportunity to win so far this season with his 4-3-1 record. He'll earn another start on Monday night at home against the Hurricanes, a team he helped defeat 4-1on Saturday.