Lack finished the 2015-16 with disappointing numbers: a 12-14-6 record, 2.81 GAA and. 901 save percentage. Lack was brought in via trade from Vancouver to push Cam Ward for the starter's job this season, but he wound up playing mostly a backup role due to his poor play, and Ward's relatively better numbers. With Ward now eligible for free agency, it remains to be seen whether Lack will inherit the starting reins next season. Alternately, the Canes could still opt to bring Ward back for another kick at the can, or bring in some fresh blood via the free agent route. Either way, Lack is not considered a viable starting goalie for fantasy purposes at this time.
Lack allowed four goals on just 20 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers. Lack has struggled as of late, losing six of his last seven starts, allowed four goals or more in five of those games. The 28-year-old finishes the season with a 12-14-6 record and allowing a career worst 2.77 GAA.
Lack will defend the cage against Florida on Saturday. Lack has been off his game since the start of March as he's registered a 2-2-3 record along with a 3.07 GAA. In his one previous matchup with the Panthers, the 28-year-old allowed three pucks to find the back of the net on 29 shots. In terms of fantasy value, the goaltender's .903 save percentage and 12 victories makes him a mid-range option for you lineups.
Lack saved 22 of 27 shots in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Columbus. Another ugly showing from Lack, as the netminder has allowed four-plus goals in four of his last six appearances. Even more disappointing, this was against the 24th-ranked offense, but it's not like he was helped by Carolina's attack (25th in the league), either. The 28-year-old backup has taken a step back this year, sitting at a 2.77 GAA and .903 save percentage to date.
Lack will start in goal Saturday night, drawing a home start against the Blue Jackets. Lack stood tall against the Jackets in a road start on March 24, slapping away 42 of 44 shots and claiming his 12th win of the season. Unfortunately, that was his only victory in the last five outings as the Hurricanes have managed to score just 12 times over that span.
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