Ottawa Senators


For the last month, Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, better known as "Hamburglar," has been a sensation.


Alex Ovechkin doesn’t need to use the words “Stanley Cup” to get his point across. Instead, he refers to it simply as “the big one,” and he believes the Capitals are ready to win it.


A few weeks ago, the playoff field in the Eastern Conference looked set. Now, thanks to Andrew Hammond and the Ottawa Senators, that's no longer the case.


Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa:


News and notes as the Capitals [26-15-10, 62 points] visit the Ottawa Senators [20-20-9, 49 points] tonight at CanadianTireCenter [7:30 p.m., CSN-plus]: