Andrew Hammond continued his remarkable play for the Ottawa Senators. Hammond made 34 saves. Mark Stone scored his 25th and 26th goals of the year as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 on Saturday afternoon. The win clinched a playoff berth for the Senators.
The end of the regular and for the Flyers the season period, also means the annual team awards were handed out. The team hands out six awards for the season. They include the Bobby Clarke Award (MVP), the Barry Ashbee (best defenseman), the Pelle Lindbergh Award (most improved), the Yanick Dupre Class Guy (best represents both on and off the ice), the Gene Hart (player demonstrating the most heart) and the Toyota Cup.
The Philadelphia Flyers (33-30-18) will play their final game of the 2014-15 season this afternoon when they host the Ottawa Senators (42-26-13). This is the third and final meeting between the teams and second in Philadelphia. Gametime is 12:30.
For three seasons, the defenseman got a taste of the NHL level on various call-ups. Manning has played 10 games with the Flyers this season, including the last six, and has done enough to earn a spot in the future.
The 24-year-old signed a one-year, NHL-only deal with the Flyers on Friday worth $625,000.