Andrew Hammond allowed more than two goals, failing to set an NHL record, but he still won on Thursday against the Bruins, and fans again showered the ice with burgers. The Senators' Curtis Lazar even ate one of them to celebrate the occasion.
The Senators may have to do extra skating at practice in the coming days thanks to the condition of their playing surface—for the second time, hamburgers rained down upon the ice in Ottawa to celebrate Andrew Hammond’s win on Thursday night as the Senators beat the Bruins 6-4.
This time, Ottawa center Curtis Lazar decided to take a few bites out of the two beef patties with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, etc.
The craze stems from Hammond’s mask, which has the Hamburglar painted on it. It then grew into the goaltender's nickname thanks to his impressive start to his NHL career.
In his first 13 games, Hammond has gone 12-0-1 with strong performances almost every time. He allowed four goals on Thursday, ending his streak of 12 games to start an NHL career allowing two or fewer goals. Hammond would've set an NHL record had he done it for the 13th straight game on Thursday.
There is no word on whether he has gained weight, though, after receiving free hamburgers for life earlier in the week.
With their win, the Senators pulled within two points of the Bruins for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.