Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Cam Ward Helps Himself

When your team doesn't score a lot of goals, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. Cam Ward is credited with a goal as the last Hurricane to touch the puck before Ilya Kovalchuk's pass eludes Adam Henrique in last night's game.

Brandon Sutter was originally credited with the goal, but reviews show that he didn't touch the Kovalchuk pass, and Ward officially is awarded his first NHL goal. This makes Ward the tenth goaltender in NHL history to be credited with a goal, and the first Hurricane netminder to notch a marker.

Bryan Allen, who has appeared in all 39 Hurricane games thus far, now trails his goaltender in goal scoring. That can't feel good.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

Peter Santellan said...

Ward being credited with a goal is an indictment on the Hurricanes' inability to score at this point. Clearly, it begins with Staal, but not having Skinner for a few games also hurts. Granted, Ward hasn't been the goaltender we know he can be, but the defense in front of him has been shoddy for some time now.