Cam Ward
G CAR
2 months ago

Ward stopped 32 of 34 shots Saturday, earning a 3-2 win in overtime over the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

For all the talk of Scott Darling being the starter, Ward actually outplayed Darling, ended up starting two more games than Darling and posted a better GAA (2.73 to 3.18) and save percentage (.906 to .888) than his teammate. But Carolina's goaltending picture is anything but straightforward because Darling is under contract for three more years and Ward is a free agent. At 34, Ward might choose to test the market and see if another team will give him the chance to be the top dog again. Where he lands will have a great effect on his 2018-19 value.

Cam Ward
G CAR
2 months ago

Ward is slated to start Saturday night at home versus the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

According to Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site, Canes brass presented Ward with a golden stick to commemorate his 300th career win, which he earned via the shootout in a Dec. 13 contest against the Golden Knights in Vegas. Carolina has no chance at a playoff spot, but a Ward win could at least give the cross-conference foe a nervous feeling as the Lightning prepare for the playoffs. It won't be an easy task as Tampa Bay still leads the league offensively, though it won't have star pivot Steven Stamkos (lower body) firing pucks at Ward.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Ward made 18 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.

EDGE Analysis

The loss snapped Ward's three-game winning streak, although those wins were against the lowly Senators and Coyotes. Ward is 22-14-4 this season.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Ward will defend the home net opposing the Rangers on Saturday, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ward owns a 13-16-4 record, 2.59 GAA and .918 save percentage in 34 career outings against the Rangers. Those are rather pedestrian numbers, but the Blueshirts of 2017-18 have no chance of making the playoffs, whereas Ward will try to help his club avoid a similar fate -- the Hurricanes are hanging by a thread as a loss of any kind will officially bump the team from postseason contention.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Contrary to a previous report that confirmed Ward as Friday's starter, Scott Darling will guard the Hurricanes' goal on the road against the Capitals, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carolina plays again Saturday against the Rangers, so Ward will likely get the starting nod for that contest.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Ward will patrol the crease in Friday's road game against the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Ward has been on a roll recently, picking up three consecutive victories in his last three starts. He'll look to stay sharp and earn his 23rd win of the campaign in a tough road matchup with a red-hot Capitals club that's gone 9-1-0 in its last 10 games.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Ward will tend the twine for Monday's clash with Ottawa, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ward registered wins in his previous two outings, despite posting a .899 save percentage. Technically still in the Wild Card hunt, it would take a herculean effort by the netminder and his teammates to track down the Devils for the final spot. With Scott Darling locked in for three more years at $4.15 million, the veteran Ward is likely auditioning for his next team in these closing appearances of the 2017-18 season.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Ward made 34 saves in a 5-2 win over Ottawa on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Ward has won two straight, but they have been against the Sens and Yotes. Not exactly overpowering offences. Ward is best suited to platoon or back-up duty, so don't overspend on him next draft.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Ward will start in goal Saturday evening against host Ottawa, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Hurricanes pitted Ward against the Coyotes on Thursday, only for the veteran goalie to cough up five goals on 33 shots and narrowly escape with a win. To be fair, though, one of the goals was caused by the puck getting caught in his skate before he retreated to the cage and crossed the goalie line. Ward will now face a Senators team that has lost three straight games and boasts a putrid minus-56 goal differential on the season.

Cam Ward
G CAR
3 months ago

Ward saved 28 of 33 shots in Thursday's 6-5 home win over the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

Ward was involved in one of the strangest plays ever, as Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski sent the puck in Ward's direction from center ice, only to have it get caught in the goalie's right skate, and it ended up being a good goal after Ward retreated to the cage not knowing he was carrying the puck all along. This game would end up as a seesaw battle the rest of the way, but the Hurricanes veteran still hung on for his 20th win of the season.