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
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.
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.