LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 6: Ryan Smyth #94 and Alexander Frolov #24 of the Los Angeles Kings walk to the ice prior to the game against the San Jose Sharks on October 6, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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