Anders Nilsson stopped just 11 of 15 shots before being pulled in Ottawa's 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. This was the Swedish netminder's third straight loss and it dips his record for the season to 7-7-1.
The month of November began magnificently for Nilsson, as he went through a scorching stretch that saw him win six of seven starts. Unfortunately, he lost his final two starts of the month and has now dragged his recent poor play into his first start of December. After seizing the majority of starts in the Ottawa net, Nilsson has conceded 11 goals in his past two games and now Craig Anderson is due to come off the injured reserve and start on Wednesday. Nilsson is probably going to have a 50/50 share of starts at best for the rest of the way unless he finds his solid form once again.