Cam Ward starting in goal for Carolina on Thursday

The Carolina Hurricanes are starting Cam Ward in goal Thursday versus the Columbus Blue Jackets.

What It Means:

Despite posting a .909 save percentage and a 2.98 goals-against average, Ward is undefeated in his last seven starts, going 4-0-3. He is 25-20-11 with a .905 save percentage and a 2.69 goals-against average for the season.

numberFire's models project Ward as the second-worst goalie option of the night with 2.5 goals allowed, 22.9 saves and a 42.0 percent chance of winning.