Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward shut down Pittsburgh Penguins forward David Perron on Thursday in what could be the save of the year.
Coasting past the Hurricanes’ blue line after a pass from Sidney Crosby, Perron was aiming for a picture-perfect goal while down on one knee. A quick flash of Ward’s glove said no to that proposal.
The Hurricanes went on to blow out the Penguins 5-2, and Ward finished with 29 saves.
Ward’s highway robbery snapped a four-game losing streak for Carolina, a team that's already eliminated from playoff contention.
The Penguins are now just one point ahead of the Washington Capitals for third place in the Metropolitan Division after their loss.
- Anna Gallegos