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Hammond makes 35 saves, backstops Senators to win over Jets
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Hammond makes 35 saves, backstops Senators to win over Jets

Published Mar. 4, 2015 10:56 p.m. ET


Rookie Andrew Hammond made 35 saves, and Kyle Turris had a goal and assist as the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Bobby Ryan and Erik Condra also scored for Ottawa (28-23-11), which came off a 3-2 shootout loss on Tuesday at Minnesota.

The Senators are 6-0-1 in their last seven games. With 67 points, Ottawa is four points out of a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race.


Michael Frolik netted the only goal against Hammond, scoring early in the third period after the Senators built a 3-0 lead.

Hammond, 6-0-1 since his first start on Feb. 18, started his seventh straight game because Craig Anderson is still sidelined because of a hand injury.

Michael Hutchinson made his fifth straight start for Winnipeg (32-21-12), but was replaced by Ondrej Pavelec with 8:06 left in the second period after Condra made it 3-0.

Hutchinson stopped 14 shots, and Pavelec made only three saves in relief.

Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien also left the ice after Condra's goal and didn't return because of an upper-body injury. He appeared to favor his right arm during Condra's scoring play.

The Jets went 2-1-1 on a four-game homestand.

Turris scored the only goal of the first period, his 16th of the season, with a sharp-angle, high shot that beat Hutchinson at 4:59.

Hammond made 15 saves in the opening period, including a stellar one after he quickly moved back into position and stretched out his right pad to deny Andrew Ladd.

Ottawa, which had five shots in the first period, went ahead 3-0 when Ryan and Condra scored 2:47 apart midway through the second.

Ryan's 17th goal was scored on the power play at 9:07 of the second with Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba in the penalty box for slashing.

Condra made it 3-0 at 11:54 with another one-timer that sent Hutchinson to the bench.

Frolik solved Hammond when defenseman Tyler Myers made a backhand pass across the front of the net to Frolik for his 14th of the season at 5:46 of the third.

Newly acquired forward Lee Stempniak earned an assist in his Jets debut.

Ottawa will begin a three-game homestand Friday against Buffalo. Winnipeg starts a four-game trip Saturday at Nashville.


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