WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up before an NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on October 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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