It was a nighttime of history-making successful nan sports world connected Friday.
In nan NBA, nan Los Angeles Clippers and nan Sacramento Kings mixed for 351 points, nan second-highest scoring game successful NBA history.
Goaltender Craig Anderson, #41 of nan Buffalo Sabres, celebrates a 3-1 triumph pinch teammates Kale Clague, #38, and Jeff Skinner, #53, against nan Florida Panthers astatine nan FLA Live Arena connected February 24, 2023, successful Sunrise, Florida. (Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images.)
Over successful nan NHL, much history was made arsenic Buffalo Sabres goalie Craig Anderson became nan oldest goalie to grounds 50 aliases much saves successful a azygous game.
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The 41-year-old goalie made 53 saves against his erstwhile squad arsenic nan Sabres defeated nan Florida Panthers, 3-1.
Anderson made 26 saves successful nan 3rd play arsenic Buffalo moved into nan second wild-card spot successful nan Eastern Conference.
Goaltender Craig Anderson, #41 of nan Buffalo Sabres, warms up anterior to nan crippled against nan Florida Panthers astatine nan FLA Live Arena connected February 24, 2023, successful Sunrise, Florida. ( Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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"It's special, for sure. Age is conscionable a number," Anderson said, via The Buffalo News. "Right now. It's conscionable managing nan remainder and managing your time, truthful that you tin person nan moments successful nan crippled for illustration this."
"The mind conscionable unopen off, and you conscionable benignant of started worrying astir conscionable nan adjacent shot," Anderson said. "And immoderate nan changeable timepiece sewage to, it sewage to. That's astir arsenic bully a crippled is I've played successful a while and, arsenic bully mentally arsenic acold arsenic being crisp and being successful nan moment."
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Anderson played for nan Panthers from 2006 to 2009.
Goaltender Craig Anderson, #41 of nan Buffalo Sabres, makes a prevention against Sam Reinhart, #13 of nan Florida Panthers, astatine nan FLA Live Arena connected February 24, 2023, successful Sunrise, Florida. (Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)
"Outstanding," Sabres caput coach Don Granato said. "He makes it look easy, sounds plays publication shooters, evidently he knows really we play and knows nan pre-scout, really they're going to play and what's going to travel astatine him. And you tin spot nan calm arsenic a result."
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Buffalo presently holds nan longest postseason drought successful nan NHL, failing to make nan Stanley Cup playoffs since nan 2011 season.
Joe Morgan is simply a Sports Reporter for Fox News.