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Staal Named NHL First Star of the Week

Hurricanes' leading scorer had four-goal, six-point night at Tampa Bay on Saturday

Monday, 03.09.2009 / 2:04 PM / News
By Ken Preston
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Staal Named NHL First Star of the Week

The National Hockey League today named Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal its first star of the week for the period ending March 8. Staal scored five goals and earned four assists (9 points) in helping the Hurricanes’ to a 3-0-0 record last week in games at Washington, against Calgary and at Tampa Bay.

Staal, 24, set new Hurricanes records (since the team’s relocation in 1997) and tied the franchise records for goals and points in a game with his four-goal, six-point night in Carolina’s 9-3 win at Tampa Bay on Saturday. He carries a season-long five-game points streak (2/26-3/7: 5g, 7a) into tonight’s home game against the New York Rangers. The Thunder Bay, Ont., native has 32 goals in 67 games this season, and is one of just five NHL players to reach the 30-goals mark in each of the last four seasons (Heatley, Iginla, Kovalchuk and Ovechkin are the other four). The Hurricanes drafted Staal (6’4”, 215 lbs.) in the first round, second overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
3 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 64 27 25 12 170 186 66
11 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 62 12 28 -18 40
E. Staal 57 18 20 -12 38
E. Lindholm 61 11 16 -18 27
J. Skinner 57 16 10 -17 26
N. Gerbe 58 7 16 -10 23
R. Nash 59 7 15 -10 22
V. Rask 60 8 12 -16 20
J. McClement 62 6 13 3 19
J. Staal 26 4 12 -4 16
A. Nestrasil 34 4 11 4 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 17 20 4 .911 2.43
A. Khudobin 7 11 3 .905 2.61