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VIDEO: Cam Ward makes awesome stick save on Colin Greening

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

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The Carolina Hurricanes left the first period against the Senators on Sunday night behind by a 1-0 margin. But if it weren't for Cam Ward, it could have been worse than that.

With the Canes working hard on the forecheck, the Senators got the puck loose and then Erik Karlsson did what he does best, start the puck up ice like a forward. He led a 3-on-2 where the Senators got a shot and rebound off the far pad right to Colin Greening with an open net.

That's when Ward got desperate and when goalies get desperate sometimes great saves happen. In this case, a great save happened.

It has to be one of the better stick saves we'll see this season. Not only did he protect a wide-open cage with his stick but he swatted the puck out of mid-air. That takes some luck, sure, but a heck of a lot of skill, too.

Here are a couple more angles, one no less impressive than the others.

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