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No worries for Ward, Hurricanes in Montreal

Carolina (4-2-1) at Montreal (5-1-1) 7:30 p.m. EDT

MONTREAL (Ticker) — Winning in Montreal hasn’t been a problem
for the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Hurricanes go for their 10th straight win at the Bell Center
on Tuesday when they visit the Montreal Canadiens.

Carolina, which enters the contest 3-1-1 on its current
season-high six-game road trip, is 9-0-0 in Montreal since the
2005-06 season and have outscored the Canadiens 35-13 over that
span.

Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward has been particularly good on the
road against the Canadiens, posting a 7-0-0 record, including
the playoffs, lifetime at the Bell Centre. He owns a 1.42
goals-against average and .952 save percentage there, allowing
only 10 goals on 210 shots.

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Ward is coming off one of the best performances of his career,
making 57 saves en route to a 4-3 victory against the New York
Islanders on Saturday. With the win, the 24-year-old netminder
improved to 2-1-1 this season.

Ward will have to be at his best on Tuesday to stop the
Canadiens, who suffered their first regulation loss of the new
campaign on Saturday. Despite a pair of goals from Chad LaRose,
his first two tallies of the 2008-09, Montreal dropped a 6-4
decision to the Anaheim Ducks.