Hammond filling in beautifully for B-Sens

By wbng sports

February 16, 2014 Updated Feb 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM EDT

(WBNG BINGHAMTON) The Binghamton Senators scored 8 goals Saturday night. The icing on the cake for Binghamton against Worcester was: only one goal was necessary.

That's because Andrew Hammond turned in his first AHL shutout, and the B-Sens' first shutout this season.

In the two games since the All-Star break, Hammond has stopped 62 of 64 shots sent his way. The B-Sens have won both games.

With starter Nate Lawson out dealing with an illness, Hammond's play is just what the doctor ordered.

"The last two [games] are probably the highlight of the year," said head coach Luke Richardson. 'We're happy for him because he works hard and he's trying to get better every day, and I think he's proven he's really come a long way from the start of the year."

""It's obviously been a long road in my career to get to this point," Hammond said. "It's another stepping stone in the right direction. It's a personal achievement, but at the end of the day, without the team playing the way they did in front of me, I wouldn't have had a chance at it tonight."

Next up for Binghamton: a road game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at 7 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 19.