Andrew Hammond allows three second-period goals in Ottawa defeat

Ottawa Senators netminder Andrew Hammond made 20 saves Wednesday night and allowed three second-period goals in the Senators' 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

What It Means:

Hammond got the start against the Isles largely because fellow goalie Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 21 shots to the Washington Capitals in a 4-2 loss Tuesday. The performances were similar.

Hammond is now 5-9-4 with a goals against average of 2.72 and save percentage of .912. In a backup role, Hammond is having a forgettable season.