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Hammond makes 25 saves in 1st NHL shutout; Senators beat Ducks 3-0

  • Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks left wing Rene Bourque during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks left wing Rene Bourque during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, right, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators right wing Erik Condra, left, scores past Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Ottawa Senators right wing Erik Condra, left, scores past Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Andrew Hammond made 25 saves to earn his first NHL shutout in his third career start, and Erik Condra, Mika Zibanejad and Kyle Turris scored to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.

Hammond, who got the chance to play because of injuries to Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner, has backstopped the Senators to three straight victories. He has stopped 88 of 91 shots.

It is Ottawa's first three-game winning streak since a four-game run following a season-opening loss at Nashville. The Senators are 14-12-5 since Dave Cameron took over as coach for Paul MacLean, following the team's 11-11-5 start.

John Gibson made 31 saves for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks, who were blanked for the third time this season after winning three straight.