From the AP recap :
“When we have needed (Ward) to make the saves, he has,” Staal said. “He’s one of the best in the league, and we expect that every night, and take it for granted some nights. But he was big for us, especially at the end.”
“Staal has the ability to take the game over,” Ward said. “He really picked up his play when we were down one goal and put the team on his shoulders. There’s a reason why he’s one of the more dominant players in the league, and you got to see it.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the cornerstones of your Carolina Hurricanes.