‘The Sabres couldn’t have put more heat on the kid if they had pulled out a blowtorch. They had 14 shots in the period. The pressure was relentless. And yet Ward was unflappable, standing firm before and after J.P. Dumont converted from atop the crease at 4:56. “They had most of the play in the first period and it could have been way worse than 1-0,” said ‘Canes captain Rod Brind’Amour.’
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