Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 4/7/13
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Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward ranks among the National Hockey League’s most valuable players. We know this because his team collapsed after Ward suffered a MCL strain. The Hurricanes have lost four consecutive games overall and seven straight at home. They went 1-10-1 in their last 12 games overall to fall six points behind the Washington Capitals in the Southeast Division.“Losing is not fun,” Hurricanes center Eric Staal told the Raleigh News and Observer. “It's not fun for anybody to watch and not fun for anybody to play.“If we start pointing fingers, start blaming things, it's not going to make you a better person or a better player. We're after something bigger here and the type of effort and work ethic we had tonight we can live with. We're not going to accept losing but the effort was there.”Other injuries have taken a toll, too. Cornerstone defensemen Joni Pitkanen and Justin Faulk on the injured list. Winger Alexander Semin missed Saturday night’s game with an
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