Hammond Earns First Star For The Week Honour
Less than a week after being named one of the NHL’s Three Stars for March, Ottawa netminder Andrew Hammond was honoured as the first star for the week ending April 5th.
British Columbia native Hammond went 3-0-1, posting a 1.63 GAA and a .940 save percentage, to keep Ottawa in the play-off hunt – with the Senators sitting just two points shy of the wild card spots in the East at the weeks end.
Hammond stopped 16 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory over Detroit on March 31st, before a 28 save performance helped secure a 2-1 overtime win against Tampa Bay. The 27-year old finished the week with a 29 save performance against Washington on Saturday, helping the Sens to a 4-3 win in overtime, before posting a 36 save effort during the clubs 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.
Hammond’s record for the season now stands at 17-1-2, with a 1.86 GAA and .939 save percentage. The 6’1″ stopper also has two shutouts since making his season debut on February 16th.