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Islanders chase Cam Ward is less than seven minutes

Mar 25, 2014, 7:32 PM EDT

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A rough season might have hit a new low for Cam Ward on Tuesday, as the New York Islanders didn’t need a full seven minutes of game time to boot him from the Carolina Hurricanes’ net.

Ward, 30, allowed three goals on nine shots in 6:12 of action. To be fair to him, the Islanders generated a 10-0 shot disadvantage in the early going tonight, so the veteran netminder might just be the scapegoat in this case.

(Regardless, it’s difficult to deny the impression that Anton Khudobin will be their clear No. 1 going into 2014-15.)

While Carolina’s playoff hopes are slim (71 points with 11 games left, including this one), it seems like the Islanders are playing more like the team desperately trying to stay in the postseason picture.

Ward came into tonight’s game with a 9-11-5 record and worrisome .896 save percentage, so it’s not like this is just an isolated incident.

  1. storminator16 - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    This game is epic. And very telling.

    • storminator16 - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:36 PM

      1) Team has quit on the coach.
      2) Guys are going through the motions out there. Watching Tlusty right now is a thing of beauty.
      3) This team is about to get blown up.

      I love it.

      • storminator16 - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:03 PM

        I need to amend this: seems like a certain star player has quit on the coach. The young guys are on the team look hungry.

  2. 7mantel - Mar 25, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Say what you want about the Islanders but you can’t say they tanked !As a NYR fan I give them a lot of credit!

  3. storminator16 - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Now 4-3 Canes. Can’t remember the last time I saw Eric Staal on the ice. Finally being held accountable, it seems.

    • storminator16 - Mar 25, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      Oops, I mean 4-3 Islanders.

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