Last night the Oilers 5 game winning streak came to an end as they lost 2-0 to the Senators. As fans, we were sad to see them lose but as human beings, we should be happy with what happened last night at Rogers Place. Senators goalie Craig Anderson put up a shut out just days after learning his wife, Nicholle, had been diagnosed with Cancer. “That was hard, especially when you got close to Andy and saw that he was getting a little emotional and had some tears. Any time you see a brother like that start to cry a bit and be emotional it just goes through the whole locker room,” said Sens D man Marc Methot.
Anderson was named the games first star and as he came out to salute the fans, Oilers goalie Cam Talbot was waiting for him on their bench, saluting him and his courage.
“Him being able to play the way he did under those circumstances, you have to give him so much credit. It’s an unthinkable situation. I can’t even imagine what was going through his mind. I don’t know if I would be able to do what he just did right now. We send our thoughts and prayers to him and his family,” said Talbot after the game. The Oilers coaches also wore their Hockey Fights Cancer ties to show support.