WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes the ice during warm ups before playing the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Verizon Center on December 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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