Lack made 33 saves but it wasn't enough as the Hurricanes lost to the Flyers in overtime Monday, 3-2. He was supposed to challenge Cam Ward for the starting job this season but the threat has been non-existent so far with a .875 SV% and 3.30 GAA. Granted, the Hurricanes defense isn't very good, but there's no excuse for numbers that poor. The bright side is that Lack finished with a SV% north of .900 for the first time this year, so he's trending the right way. A few more games and he should get back on track. Once he does, he's worth keeping an eye on in deep leagues.
Lack will get the start Monday in Philadelphia. Lack has been an enormous disappointment in Raleigh this season after excelling in Ryan Miller's absence for the Canucks last season. Monday will be only the sixth start of the season for Lack, which is simply because he cannot be trusted to perform by head coach Bill Peters. One should tread lightly when thinking of using Lack in any fantasy format, but Monday could be a chance to get his season moving in the right direction. Lack will face shots from a struggling Flyers squad that has been shutout in their last two games.
Lack gave up three goals on 19 shots in a 4-1 loss to Anaheim on Monday. The fourth was an empty-netter. Lack's woes continue, as he's still stuck on one win this season, due mostly in part to his horrendous numbers (3.37 GAA, .861 save percentage) in five games played. The Hurricanes are likely to be in the basement of the East for most of the season, so it's nearly impossible to recommend Lack even for spot starts behind veteran starter Cam Ward, who's been marginally better with a 2.52 GAA and .898 save percentage in 14 appearances of his own.
Lack will start in net Monday against the Ducks, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Lack has taken a clear back seat to Cam Ward in the crease at this point, receiving just four starts so far this season. He'll return to the net Monday for the first time in five games, looking to improve on his 1-3 record, 3.46 GAA and .865 save percentage against a Ducks team that has struggled mightily to score on the road this season.
Lack will start in goal Friday night versus the Stars. Lack has made three starts this campaign and he's been beatable, yielding a total of nine goals on 61 shots after dates with the Panthers, Sharks and Islanders respectively. It's a small sample size, but Lack clearly needs to get back on track as he owns a 3.61 GAA this season compared to a 2.47 GAA through 85 career appearances as the netminder for the Canucks the past two years and the Hurricanes in 2015-16.
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