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Ward Gets Another Start; Pitkanen Out

Thursday, 03.12.2009 / 2:54 PM / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Ward Gets Another Start; Pitkanen Out
Cam Ward will make his 17th consecutive start in goal for the Hurricanes tonight against Dallas.  Ward is 6-1-0 in the second half of back-to-backs, with a 1.50 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.

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Ward has played a lot of games lately, but not all of them have been as strenuous as last night's contest in Chicago.  Recent wins against Calgary and Tampa Bay, to name a few, weren't quite as taxing due to the amount of protection given to him by the Hurricanes' offense.

Coach Paul Maurice said before leaving on the trip that the Washington game on Saturday was a possibility for Michael Leighton, although the team has three off days afterwards in which to rest.

Also, defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss tonight's game with an upper-body injury.  Pitkanen took a big hit along the boards during last night's game in Chicago, causing him to leave the game halfway through the second period.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 24 16 7 1 62 59 33
2 PIT 22 15 5 2 78 53 32
3 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
4 NYI 23 16 7 0 74 64 32
5 DET 23 13 5 5 69 58 31
6 BOS 24 14 9 1 61 58 29
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 FLA 21 9 6 6 45 53 24
9 WSH 22 10 8 4 63 59 24
10 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
11 OTT 22 10 8 4 60 59 24
12 NJD 23 9 10 4 57 68 22
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 22 7 12 3 52 65 17
15 BUF 23 7 14 2 39 73 16
16 CBJ 22 6 14 2 51 81 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 22 4 11 0 15
E. Staal 17 6 8 -7 14
J. Faulk 22 2 12 -10 14
J. Tlusty 22 10 3 -9 13
E. Lindholm 22 6 5 -5 11
J. Skinner 18 5 6 -5 11
N. Gerbe 18 3 6 2 9
A. Sekera 21 0 8 -6 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 22 3 3 -8 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 7 8 1 .907 2.57
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97