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.
The Hurricanes have recalled Derek Ryan from Charlotte (AHL).
Ryan has been recalled on a few separate occasions, appearing in five games with the Hurricanes. He has two goals in those games and comes up from Charlotte, where he has 23 goals and 32 assists (55 points) in 70 games.
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.
Jordan will dress as a seventh defenseman on Sunday.
Jordan has been a healthy scratch for the last two games, but will dress as a seventh defenseman tonight vs. the Devils. The Hurricanes have no healthy reserve forwards and Riley Nash is injured, so Jordan will suit up for his 34th game of the season—he has just one goal and no assists on the year.