Hammond held the Predators scoreless on eight shots in the third period Wednesday as the Avalanche attempted to come back from three goals down before ultimately losing 3-2 and dropping to a 3-1 series deficit.
Jonathan Bernier, who had started all four games of the series, allowed three goals on 26 shots before being replaced with a lower-body injury. The Avalanche did not announce whether Bernier would be available for Friday's game.
Hammond, 30, played in only one regular-season game in 2017-18, a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in March in which he saved 31 shots. He was acquired as part of a three-team trade in November that sent Matt Duchene to the Ottawa Senators.
Bernier stepped into the starting role for the playoffs after Semyon Varlamov was sidelined by a knee injury in late March. Varlamov led the Avalanche with 24 wins this season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.