UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Matt Carkner #7 of the New York Islanders walks to the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the Washington Capitals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 30, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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