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Hammond named NHL's First Star

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond is getting some well deserved love from the league for his play over the past week as he was named the NHL's First Star of the Week for the week ending March 1st.

From the NHL...

FIRST STAR – ANDREW HAMMOND, G, OTTAWA SENATORS

Hammond went 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .978 save percentage and two shutouts to backstop the Senators (27-23-10, 64 points) to a trio of victories. He denied all 25 shots he faced to record his first career shutout in a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks Feb. 25. Hammond followed that performance with a 35-save shutout in a 1-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings Feb. 26, becoming the second goaltender in NHL history to post consecutive road shutouts against the Ducks and Kings (Steve Mason: Dec. 29-31, 2008). He then capped the week with 28 saves in a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks Feb. 28, helping the Senators complete a sweep of their road trip through California and extend their overall winning streak to a season-high five games. The 27-year-old White Rock, B.C., native has started all five games for the club during its current run, becoming the first goaltender in Senators history to win each of his first five career starts. Overall, he is 5-0-0 with a 1.18 goals-against average, .959 save percentage and two shutouts in seven career appearances.

Here's a look at some of his recent burgling during the Sens trip out West...

The Sens return to action on March 3rd in Minnesota against the Wild.

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