"I started playing soccer the last couple of days," Ward said with a laugh, referring to many hockey players' long-standing tradition of using soccer to warm up before games in arena hallways. "I don't know. I saw it coming my direction. I actually knew Timo (Meier) was on the back side, and I just tried to redirect it over to his area."
"He made a play over to me and the defenseman came to me, I just kind of slide it over to him and just kind of got a rebound of his shot and it went in," Ward said. "It was a good feeling, for sure. It's always fun to see when nobody is in the net there. It was a good play, good goal."