Frederik Andersen is doing one heck of a season for the Carolina Hurricanes, and so far, he’s been one of the standouts in all of the NHL. Through 51 games, he has a .926 save percentage and owns an impressive 2.07 GAA.
But Andersen isn’t just an excellent shot-stopper. Last night, he also showed how great he is in puckhandling.
In the Canes game versus the Rangers, Andersen left his goal for a delayed penalty early in the second period. On his way to the bench, the puck suddenly fell straight to his stick, and instead of just flipping the puck away, he seized the moment and took the puck forward. He even dared to make a couple of quick moves before passing the puck to his teammate and then jumping off the ice.
The move from Andersen allowed the Canes to continue their man-advantage. Andersen also came out on top in the battle against the Rangers goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin, as he saved 28 of the 30 shots faced, as Canes won the game, 4-2.