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Cam Ward's glove save robs Keith Ballard (Video)

Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:17 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2011 10:18 pm

By: Adam Gretz

The highlight of Carolina's impressive come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night was the diving, desperation glove save by Cam Ward with six minutes to play in regulation (which you can see above), robbing defenseman Keith Ballard from right in front of the net, and in the process tossing his name into the "save of the year" discussion.

Honestly, everything about that play was amazing. Had Ward not been there to make the save, it still would have been a play for highlight reels on the Vancouver side thanks to Mason Raymond's incredible individual effort to deke his way through the offensive zone and set up Ballard. Ward stopped 33 shots on the night, and that was definitely his best.

The Hurricanes fell behind 2-0 in the first period, but rallied with four consecutive goals, including a pair from Drayson Bowman, and the eventual game-winner from Jaroslav Spacek, the defenseman that was recently acquired from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Tomas Kaberle.

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Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:13 am

Cam Ward's glove save robs Keith Ballard (Video)

I would say its luck, but you can look at Cam Ward's track record... he stops more of these shots then lets them in. He is the master of the desperation glove save.

Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 12:10 am

Cam Ward's glove save robs Keith Ballard (Video)


Those kind of saves always crack me up. It's more luck than anything. A goalie never moves his glove where the puck is going. He always throws it up there in desperation and hopes the puck gets shot right into it. And yet again, case in point. 

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