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1
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3
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2
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Ryan, Hammond help Senators defeat Flyers

Chris Stevenson  - NHL.com Correspondent | Sunday, 03.15.2015 / 11:40 PM

OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond is 10-0-1 to start his NHL career after a 2-1 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday.

Ottawa’s Bobby Ryan scored on Philadelphia goaltender Ray Emery with a shot between the pads in the third round of the shootout. Hammond sealed the win with a save on Flyers captain Claude Giroux.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau gave the Senators a 1-0 lead at 5:19 of the second period and Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek scored his first even-strength goal since Dec. 21 to tie it at 12:12 of the second.

Hammond, given the nickname "The Hamburglar" by a college teammate at Bowling Green State University, bent to pick up a hamburger thrown onto the ice after the victory, the 13th in the past 17 games for the Senators (13-2-2).

"I tried to give it to someone in the crowd, but they weren’t ready for it," Hammond said. "It was a little cold so I didn’t want to eat it."

While it hasn’t been finalized, Hammond said after the game there’s a plan in the works for him to receive a card giving him free McDonald’s for life.

The father of his coach at Bowling Green owns McDonald’s restaurants in Ottawa, Hammond said.

"There’s a connection there and someone in their family has talked to the vice-president of marketing and they’re okay with 'The Hamburglar' being used and as their favor to me in return for giving them some free promotions are supposedly getting me a card that’s for free McDonald’s," Hammond said.

Is there a concern he might show up a little heavy for training camp next season?

"They have that new light menu with salad and stuff. I guess at the end of the day, I know I’ll never end up starving. If hockey doesn’t work out, I’ll have a meal plan," Hammond said.

Hammond has allowed two goals or less in his first 11 NHL starts, one less than the record set by Frank Brimsek of the Boston Bruins in 1938-39.

"Obviously it’s pretty surreal to hear that. I’ve seen the tweets and stuff … [first time] since WWI or something …" Hammond said. "It’s obviously a pretty crazy run and something I’m proud of but at the end of the day, you can’t do it without the team playing well in front of you."

The 27-year-old got his chance after injuries to Senators goaltenders Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner, and his brilliant play has earned him the starter’s job after Anderson’s return from a hand injury.

Hammond and Emery each made 27 saves in regulation and overtime.

Ottawa (33-24-11) is five points behind the Boston Bruins, who lost 2-0 to the Washington Capitals on Sunday, for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

The Senators have a game in hand on the Bruins. Ottawa is seven points behind Washington, which holds the first wild card, and have two games in hand on the Capitals.

"I think we all knew the possibility was there [for this kind of run]," Ryan said. "But Hammer has come in and made it a possibility, really.

"Coming to the rink every day is a lot of fun right now. We just hope it’s not too little, too late. If it is, you still have to leave here knowing you did everything possible and a lot of guys are going to be feeling pretty good about that."

The Flyers (29-27-15) are 9-18-9 on the road and 3-9 in shootouts.

It was pointed out to Philadelphia coach Craig Berube that if the Flyers shootout record was turned around, they’d be in the thick of the playoff race.

"We’d probably be close, right?" he said. "They have the skill to put the puck in the net. It’s a combination of not scoring enough and not getting a save. I thought Ray did a good job on the first two shooters and we couldn’t get a goal."

Berube said he was encouraged by the Flyers effort at the start of a four-game road trip.

"That’s a good game, a good, smart game," he said. "We were in control all game. I thought that Ray made some good saves when he had to and we played pretty smart."

Giroux said he was impressed with Hammond’s performance.

"You can see this guy has got a lot of confidence right now and you can see the fans are liking it a lot," he said. "It’s that kind of goalie that’s hot right now. They’re putting him in there and he’s doing a good job."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:19OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau (4) ASST: Mark Borowiecki (9), Erik Condra (10) 1 - 0 OTT
12:12PHI Jakub Voracek (21) ASST: NONE 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1OTTKyle Turris - Save
2PHIJakub Voracek - Missed
3OTTMika Zibanejad - Save
4PHIWayne Simmonds - Save
5OTTBobby Ryan - Goal
6PHIClaude Giroux - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDOttawa SenatorsPhiladelphia Flyers
1Kyle TurrisJakub Voracek
2Mika ZibanejadWayne Simmonds
3Bobby RyanClaude Giroux
Three Stars of the Game
Bobby Ryan
1st
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 19:11
Andrew Hammond
2nd
SA: 28TOI: 64:42
GA: 1EV: 21-22
PIM: 0PP: 6-6
SV%: .964SH: 0-0
Ray Emery
3rd
SA: 28TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 21-22
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: .964SH: 1-1
Penalty Summary
1st Period
10:21OTT Mika Zibanejad  Tripping against  Jakub Voracek
2nd Period
01:20PHI Jakub Voracek  Too many men/ice - bench
09:07OTT Alex Chiasson  Hooking against  Jakub Voracek
12:27PHI Michael Raffl  Holding against  Jean-Gabriel Pageau
19:26PHI Andrew MacDonald  Holding against  Jean-Gabriel Pageau
3rd Period
09:35OTT Patrick Wiercioch  Interference against  Zac Rinaldo
09:35PHI Zac Rinaldo  Holding against  Patrick Wiercioch
12:06OTT Erik Karlsson  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodPHIOTT
1st78
2nd1210
3rd88
OT12
Total2828
Team Stats
CategoryPHIOTT
Power Plays0/30/3
Hits3330
Faceoff Wins2736
Giveaways814
Takeaways310
Blocked Shots1719
Penalty Minutes88
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