yave1964 Posted February 26, 2014 Share Posted February 26, 2014 Cam Ward started in net last night against the lowly Buffalo Sabres as the post Olympic break kicked off. Cam Ward making his first start since late December lost 3-2, giving up a goal to Christian Erhoff with less than two minutes to go, Erhoff's second of the night as the Sabres rode a brilliant start by Ryan Miller who was swarmed all night stopping 36 shots. Cam Ward made only 15 saves, only three from up close as the Cane defense was solid all night. He looked slow and rusty. Anton Khudobin came over as an UFA from the Bruins in the offseason in an under the radar move, he is the absolute main reason that they are peripherally hanging around the playoff race. Now Ward, an icon and hero to the Cane nation is back and the toughest decision in Kirk Muller's coaching career has to be made. The two, Ward and Khudobin have now played virtually the same amount of ice time. The stats, comparing the two of them: NAME GS GAA. SV PCT. W L WARD 19 3.14 .893 6 13 KHUBODIN 19 2.14 .927 13 6 It is insane how well Khubodin, a relatively unknown has come in and picked up the baton after Justin Peters played poorly and picked up the baton and has carried the club into contention. So who do you run with down the stretch where every point can make or break your season? Do you give Ward a chance to shake off the rust and hope he becomes the Ward who for nearly a decade has been one of the most underrated goalies in the game? Or do you ride the hot hand and even consider trading Ward to fill a hole in your top six forwards? Tough decision for the Canes. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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