Ottawa’s Andrew Hammond, Philly’s Brayden Schenn and Columbus’ Nick Foligno have been named the NHL’s three stars for the week ending Apr. 5, the league announced on Monday.
Hammond helped the Senators continue their surge for a playoff berth by posting a 3-0-1 record, 1.63 goals-against average and a .940 save percentage as Ottawa (40-26-13, 93 points) finished the week two points behind both Wild Card spots in the Eastern Conference.
Schenn tied for the League lead in points with six (3-3-6) in three games as the Flyers (32-29-18, 82 points) gained five of a possible six points.
Foligno tied for the League lead in goals (4-1-5) in three games, helping the Blue Jackets (39-35-4, 82 points) set a franchise record with wins in nine consecutive contests – the longest winning streak in the NHL in 2014-15.
Just in case you’ve lost track of all the league-awarded hardware Hammond’s reaped over the last two months:
— He was named first star for the week ending Mar. 1.
— He was named the third star for the week ending Mar. 15.
— Unsurprisingly, given the two notes above, he was named the first star of the month for March.
All told, the Hamburglar has now posted a 17-1-2 record with a 1.86 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and two shutouts since making his regular season debut on Feb. 16. So, just to put that in perspective — in the seven weeks Hammond’s played for Ottawa this season, he’s captured star of the week three times and one star of the month.
That’s not bad.