Staal scored a power-play goal and added an assist to go along with six shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers. The goal was Staal's 20th on the season, a total he hasn't seen since 2011. It was a disappointing year all around for the Hurricanes, but Staal was one of the few bright spots. He managed to put up 47 points in a very mediocre offense. As it stands, he's going to be the leading guy for the 'Canes next season and needs to come through in a big way if they team is going to improve over their 35-31-16 record.
Staal dished out an assist in Sunday's win over the Devils. It's his fourth point in the last five games, bringing him up to 45 points on the season. That mark is already a personal-best in Staal's Carolina tenure and leaves him just five points shy of matching his career-best set in 2011-12, his last season as a Penguin.
Staal scored his second goal in the last three games Saturday in a 3-2 shootout loss over the Wild. It's his 19th goal of the season and fourth in the last dozen games. Remarkably, Staal doesn't have an assist in those 12 games and sits with 42 points on the season. He's winning face-offs, but he's not really contributing much more by way of fantasy value.
Staal found the back of the net in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Capitals. Carolina couldn't produce much offense against Braden Holtby and the Caps, but Staal tied the game in the second period. He registered two shots, two hits, and finished plus-1 in 18:51 on the ice. The tally snapped a three-game scoreless streak for the 27-year-old. He's up to 18 goals for the season -- his highest total since scoring 25 during the 2011-12 season.
Staal was held off the scoresheet Thursday against the Bruins, giving him just a single point in his last seven games. Staal had a terrific run during January and February, racking up 24 points during a stretch of 21 games. However, he has hit a soft patch these past few weeks, especially in the few games since the trade of his brother Eric to the Rangers. Still, with 40 points in 68 games, Staal is having one of his better seasons to date, and is still very much fantasy-relevant in most formats.
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