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Goalie nods: Andersen stays on workhorse duty for Ducks

Frederik Andersen

Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen makes a saves in the Ducks 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins during the first period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)


All the latest from the blue paint…

Andersen again

The Anaheim Ducks will now trot out Frederik Andersen for a 15th consecutive game. He’s been in net in every contest since Nov. 7, and that patience is paying off lately, as Anaheim’s on a three-game winning streak.

(It almost feels like they could dress Dwayne Roloson as their backup each night and no one would really notice the difference.)

This is a starting situation to witness, as it seemed like the Ducks would enjoy one of the most even platoons in the league. John Gibson and Jason LaBarbera getting injured changed that in a hurry, however.

Andersen’s facing a team that’s enjoyed surprisingly stout goaltending so far in the Winnipeg Jets. It’s not certain, but it seems most likely that Ondrej Pavelec will face the Ducks.

Elsewhere ...

Red Wings at Hurricanes: Petr Mrazek will probably start, Cam Ward could go if he’s healthy.

Canucks at Senators: Most likely Eddie Lack, while Craig Anderson’s a sure thing.

Sharks at Oilers: Probably Alex Stalock vs. Viktor Fasth.