Cam Ward G CAR 1 week ago

Ward came out on the losing end of a goaltending battle with Detroit's Petr Mrazek on Saturday night. He made 27 saves and allowed just a single goal in a 2-0 loss.

Ward was so good he earned the game's second star behind only Mrazek. It's been a tough season for Ward and the Canes. He's just 30, but there have been more than enough murmurs that his best passed him by several years ago. We do know the Canes will be bad again next season, so he's not a great target.

Cam Ward G CAR 1 week ago

Ward will be in the crease for Saturday's season finale against the Red Wings.

After leading the Hurricanes to a 3-1 victory over the Flyers on Thursday, Ward will have get another chance at replicating that performance and evening his record at .500 for the season. Ward previously faced the Red Wings on Dec. 7, conceding three goals on 22 shots in a loss.

Cam Ward G CAR 2 weeks ago

Ward stopped 27 of 28 in Thursday's win over the Flyers.

A triumphant return to the net for Ward, who'd given up 10 goals over his prior three outings. He's beaten the Flyers twice in a six-day span, so that's something. It's yet to be determined whether Ward or Anton Khudobin will occupy the net in the Hurricanes' final game of the season, Saturday against Detroit.

Cam Ward G CAR 2 weeks ago

Ward is slated to start Thursday's game against the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Ward, who gave up four goals on 25 shots in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres, will return to the Hurricanes' net Thursday against the Flyers (winners of two straight) after giving way to Anton Khudobin in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Detroit.

Cam Ward G CAR 2 weeks ago

Ward surrendered four goals on 25 shot attempts as the Hurricanes took a 4-3 loss to the Sabres on Monday.

It's somewhat surprising Ward stayed in the game for the full 60 minutes, as the Hurricanes found themselves behind by a 4-0 count with under three minutes remaining in the second period. Rather than calling for backup Anton Khudobin, coach Bill Peters stuck with Ward and watched as the Hurricanes nearly completed a furious comeback, trimming the deficit to one goal with 5:22 left to go. But the Hurricanes ultimately fell short, which amounted to a poor outing for Ward in what should have been a winnable game against the league's worst team. He's now 21-23-5 with a 2.46 GAA and .908 save percentage.

Cam Ward G CAR 2 weeks ago

Ward will start Monday's game against the Sabres, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

Ward -- who stopped 21 of 23 shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia -- will take aim Monday against a Buffalo squad that has dropped two straight game and remains in last place in the NHL standings with 52 points.

Cam Ward G CAR 2 weeks ago

Ward stopped 21 of 23 shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia.

With the victory, Ward has now won three of his last four starts and is up to 21 on the season. His save percentage (.909) and GAA (2.43) have actually been better than his career marks of .910 and 2.73, so the veteran netminder has quietly found a way to produce when called upon for the lowly Hurricanes.

Cam Ward G CAR 2 weeks ago

Ward will be in the cage for Saturday's matinee affair against the Flyers, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

Ward has rather porous career marks against the Flyers, going 7-10-3 with a 2.94 GAA and .897 save percentage over 21 appearances. His numbers have been slightly better on the whole this season, but he's not an attractive target in daily formats Saturday, despite the 'Canes matchup with another non-contending playoff team.

Cam Ward G CAR 3 weeks ago

The Capitals took only 20 shots against Ward on Tuesday, but he let four of them through to take a 4-2 loss.

Things had been looking up recently for Ward, as he'd given up just four goals in three starts prior to Tuesday's game, but the inconsistency that's plagued the Hurricanes' roster nearly from top to bottom got to him again. The cellar-dwelling 'Canes are just playing out the string at this point, so it's not easy to trust either Ward or Anton Khudobin on any given night.

Cam Ward G CAR 3 weeks ago

Ward appears on track to start Tuesday's game against the Caps, NHL.com's Michael Smith reports.

Ward, who has won both of his starts since returning from a bout with the flu, is thus slated to return to the Carolina net after giving way to Anton Khudobin in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.