Jordan Staal scored his first goal with the Hurricanes and Carolina never looked back, scoring four unanswered goals after a lackluster first period to give the Canes a 4-1 win in Toronto. Here's a closer look at Monday's win.
1. The Hurricanes played with intensity from the get-go, but it cost them in the first period. The team had several neutral zone turnovers, and Jay Harrison's untimely offensive zone pinch led to a Toronto 2-on-1 that found it's way into the Carolina net. But Carolina's energy turned into opportunities the rest of the way. The Hurricanes twice beat out icing calls in the second, with the first by Jeff Skinner leading to Jordan Staal's game-tying goal. Tim Brent later nullified an icing call in the second that led to waves of scoring chances for the Canes, including an Eric Staal effort that hit the post. On Eric Staal's game-winner that made it 2-1, Jiri Tlusty beat Toronto's defense to the corner to help facilitate the captain's seventh goal of the season.
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