Lack Makes Huge Save In Canes Preseason Debut
Eddie Lack played his first game for the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night against the Washington Capitals, and made his presence immediately known by making a huge left pad save.
Jakub Vrana of the Capitals was stymied when he tried to cut across to Lack’s glove side after bursting into the zone with speed. Vrana made a nice move to get him to slide to his blocker side, but he showed exceptional edgework on his right skate to stop his slide, and stretched out his left pad just enough to get his toe on it.
In the end, the Canes would lose the game 2-0, but Lack stopped all of the 19 shots he faced before allowing veteran AHLer Drew MacIntyre to take over. MacIntyre allowed two goals on nine shots. Carolina would eventually score a goal in the 3-on-3 overtime period that followed regulation, as every preseason game will go to overtime regardless of the score so that teams can get used to the new overtime format.
This game was also the debut of Eddie Lack’s fantastic “Swedish Chef” mask that was revealed last week.
Lack was shipped to Carolina in exchange for a third-round draft pick in a surprising move this offseason. The 27-year-old is expected to battle incumbent starter Cam Ward for the number one role as training camp continues.
Watch a video of the save below: