2014-2015 NHL Preview Guide

 

      

 

Cam Ward the Difference in Hurricane Victory

Standard Spin: Ward stopped 38 of 40-shots, as well as Ovechkin and Backstrom in the shoot-out, to help Carolina remain in the hunt. On the other hand, Semyon Varlamov allowed 2-goals on 26-shots, and gave up 2-goals in the shoot-out. Regardless of what the coaching staff says, Varlamov seems like the weakest link in the Capitals' chain of goalies. (Mar.29)