Ward allowed five goals on 26 shots in the Hurricanes’ overtime loss in Winnipeg last Thursday. Eddie Lack started on Sunday, also in a losing effort, so they’ll go back to Ward tonight in Edmonton. The Oilers are coming off of an ugly performance, but with Connor McDavid leading the way, they’re a dangerous matchup on any given night.
Ward will start the Hurricanes season opener in Winnipeg.
Ward was the better of the two Hurricanes’ goaltenders last year, but that isn’t saying much. Ward was 23-17-10 with a 2.41 GAA and .909 SV% in 2015-16. Ward has been the definition of mediocre over the last four years, going five games over .500 with a 2.58 GAA and .907 SV%. Tonight he faces a Jets team that was tied for 20th in scoring last year, but an infusion of quality young talent has them looking more dangerous this season.
The Hurricanes signed Cam Ward to a two-year contract extension worth $6.6 million.
Ward started 51 of the Hurricanes 82 games this season, going 23-17-5 with a 2.41 GAA and .909 SV%. The 32-year-old has spent the first 10 years of his NHL career in Carolina and will be set to share the crease with Eddie Lack again in 2016-17. Ward has a career 2.70 GAA and .910 SV%.
Ward stopped 35 of 36 shots in the Hurricanes shootout win in Boston on Tuesday. Ward has won three of his last four starts while posting a 1.68 GAA and .941 SV%. Tonight he will make his third start against the Canadiens—Ward is 1-0-1 with a 1.44 GAA and .958 SV% in the firs two meetings of the season.
Ward allowed three goals on 27 shots in the Hurricanes win over the Rangers last Thursday. Eddie Lack got the nod on Saturday, but Ward will start tonight in Boston. He has won two of his last three starts and has gone 1-1-0 wit ha 2.52 GAA and .906 SV% in two starts against the Bruins this season.
Ward stopped 30 of 31 shots in the Hurricanes 2-1 shootout loss to the Islanders on Tuesday. Despite posting a rock solid 2.11 GAA and .920 SV%, Ward has gone 1-1-3 in his last five starts. Tonight will be his third start of the season vs. New York—he is 0-2-0 with a 3.54 GAA and .844 SV% in the first two meetings.
Ward stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Hurricanes win over the Devils on Sunday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Ward, who is 3-1-2 with a 2.42 GAA and .907 SV% in March. Tonight Ward will face an Islanders team that has dropped five of their last seven games while averaging just 2.14 goals per game.
Ward allowed three goals on 25 shots in the Hurricanes loss to the Sabres on Tuesday. Eddie Lack started the last two games, including last night, so Ward will make his 47th start of the season tonight. He has lost his last three starts while posting a 2.56 GAA and .901 SV% and is 1-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA and .909 SV% vs. the Devils this season.
Ward allowed two goals on 32 shots in the Hurricanes 3-2 shootout loss in Minnesota. Ward has lost two extra-time games in a row and now sits at 2-0-2 with a 2.36 GAA and .911 SV% in his last four outings. Tonight he will make his third start vs. the Sabres—Ward is 0-1-1 with a 3.43 GAA and .842 SV% in the first two meetings.
Ward leads the Hurricanes onto the ice for warmups.
Ward made 30 saves on 32 shots in the Hurricanes OT win in Boston on Thursday. After siting for two games, Ward has won his last two starts while stopping 51 of 56 pucks (.911 SV%). He had a rough outing in his last start vs. the Sabres—he was yanked after allowing three goals on 14 shots in the first two periods.
Ward allowed three goals on 24 shots in the Hurricanes win over the Senators on Tuesday. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Ward, who is 19-15-7 on the season. He faced the Bruins on February 26th and allowed three goals on 21 shots in a 4-1 loss. While he’s had a mostly productive season, Ward has struggled to a 6-8-2 record on the road this year.
Ward allowed five goals on 40 shots in the Hurricanes loss to the Blues on February 28th. Eddie Lack has started the last two games, but Ward will go tonight vs. the Senators. He has lost three in a row while allowing a combined 11 goals on 90 shots (.878 SV%). Ward won his first start vs. the Senators and tonight they come in as losers for four of their last six.
Ward allowed there goals on 21 shots i the Hurricanes loss to the Bruins on Friday. He has lost three of his last four while allowing a combined 10 goals on 114 shots (.912 SV%). Tonight he faces a Blues team that has lost three in a row, but still present a tough matchup for Ward.