With grand postseason plans, the
Andersen beats out the Ducks’ primary regular-season starter,
"First playoff game, going to be a ton of fun," said Andersen, 24, who won his final four starts. "You hope to continue that."
Andersen said his first playoff start in Game 1 of the
"They're a fast team, good, skilled first line," Andersen said. "This is a new game, a new series."
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said his decision was based on the opinion that "right now, Andersen gives us the best chance to win. That doesn't necessarily mean he's starting Game 2. He's starting Game 1."
Boudreau has praised Andersen for his ability to shut teams off at the moments he most has to, and for playing well in big games such as twice in St. Louis.
"We feel very comfortable with him in net," Boudreau said without identifying tonight's backup.