BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 29: Matthew Topolski, 12, of Lockport, New York, snaps a photo as the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins skate in warmups on December 29, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18