ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 21: A fan holds a dog available for adoption during Barkin' for the Blues, a pet adoption event spearheaded by Kelly Backes, wife of David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues, before an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on January 21, 2012 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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