Staal picked up a helper and four hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 4. Staal scored a game-winning goal and added two assists in four contests in the second round, as well as posting 17 hits and a plus-6 rating. Staal has been a key component of the Hurricanes' offense with nine points in 11 postseason outings overall, and he's dished 54 hits to provide a heavy physical edge.
Staal scored just over four minutes into overtime in Friday's 1-0 win over the Islanders during Game 1 of their Eastern Conference second-round series. The center took a carom off the end boards and fired a sharp-angle shot at the net, which glanced off Robin Lehner's outstretched skate for the game-winner. Staal has now scored in three straight playoff games for the 'Canes, and he's got four goals and seven points through eight contests. He'll look to stay hot in Game 2 on Sunday back in New York.
Staal scored a goal and an assist during Monday's 5-2 win over the Capitals in Game 6. His tally early in the third period held up as the winner. Staal now has two goals and five points through six games in the series, but four of those points have come on home ice. He might need to find a way to produce on the road in Game 7 on Wednesday if the 'Canes are going to advance to the second round.
Staal registered two assists -- including one on the power-play -- while adding 10 hits during Monday's 5-0 victory in Game 3 against the Capitals. Staal helped set the tone for the Hurricanes after losing wingers Michael Ferland (upper body) and Andrei Svechnikov (upper body) in the first period. The 30-year-old center has a goal and three points in three playoff games thus far.
Staal scored a power-play goal on three shots and added three hits in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Capitals in Game 2 of their first-round series. Staal didn't score with the man advantage during his 50 regular-season appearances, registering 28 points during the campaign. The veteran pivot enjoys second-line deployment for the Hurricanes, but the Capitals have stymied most of Carolina's top-six forwards through two games so far.
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