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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
12 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 20 4 11 1 15
E. Staal 15 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 20 2 10 -8 12
J. Skinner 16 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 20 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 20 6 4 -3 10
N. Gerbe 16 2 6 3 8
A. Sekera 19 0 8 -3 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 20 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 7 1 .903 2.71
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97