Found December 27, 2011 on
2011-12 Game 36
Carolina Hurricanes (12-19-6, 30 points) at Pittsburgh Penguins (20-11-4, 44 points)
Cam Ward is not good enough to have such a bizarre signature. I see the "30", but what the heck is up with the rest?
Why does it matter?
The Pens want to come out after the Christmas break with the same level of success as they had going into it. The Canes have been better recently, so this will not be easy.
What has been happening lately?
Pens - A nice three game winning streak led by Geno, Fleury and some excellent special teams play.
Hurricanes - 4-2-2 in their past eight games. The Canes have been playing well.
Questions to be answered
Can the Pens continue to get healthy? Michalek returned in Winnipeg... they need Paul Martin next (though he won't play tonight).
Will the power play stay hot? The Pens have power play goals in four straight.
Can the Pens slow down Jussi Jokinen? He has nine points in hi...
BEST OF MAXIM
The last Carolina player to touch the puck.
Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes became the first goaltender to score in nearly six years Monday night.
Ward was credited with a rare tally by a goaltender when a pass from New Jersey's Ilya Kovalchuk went the length of the ice and into an empty net.
It was the first goal by a netminder since Columbus' Chris Mason tallied for Nashville in a game against the Phoenix Coyotes...
The month of December has been quite a ride for Cam Ward. He's been pulled in two games, has given up three or more goals in all but three games and has a save percentage of .882. On the flip-side, he also played two of his best games of the season against Toronto and Vancouver and has shown signs of looking like his older self. And people wonder why I never try to predict goalie...
A bizarre sequence of events in the final minute of the Devils-Hurricanes game led to a 4-2 Carolina win, thanks to an empty netter credited to Canes goalie Cam Ward, which had absolutely nothing to do with Ward so much as it was the result of an errant pass by Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk.
With goaltender Johan Hedberg pulled for the extra attacker, the Devils were buzzing in the...
Goaltender Cam Ward was the toast of Consol Energy Center early Tuesday, and he didn't even start for the Carolina Hurricanes later in the evening against the Penguins. "We were kind of joking that I should be on the power play," said Ward, who a night earlier became the 10th goaltender in NHL history to record -- or, in this case, be credited with -- a goal.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Cam Ward made 23 saves and was credited with a bizarre empty-net goal, leading the Carolina Hurricanes
past the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Monday night.
With 29 seconds left in the third period, the Carolina Hurricanes took a leap with a 4-2 lead, Monday night against the New Jersey Devils.
The only problem, however, is that Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils is to blame, after a wide pass in the Carolina zone sailed the length of the ice and into the empty New Jersey net.
And, Cam Ward, goalie of the Hurricanes...
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New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk was given a 15-year, $100 million contract before last season to put pucks in the back of the net. Down 3-2 late in Monday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes the Devils pulled their goalie in hopes of getting a goal. As it turns out Kovalchuk did score a late goal, but not in the way that the Devils were looking for as he passed...
When I saw the scoresheet for yesterday's Devils/Hurricanes game, I mostly ran around in circles yelling "Goalie goal!" over and over again. For fans of novelty highlights, goalie goals are up there with unassisted triple plays as one of the rarest and most valuable sporting occurrences. More »
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