Staal scored a goal and added two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Red Wings. Staal has heated right back up following a seven-game point drought, responding with five points in the last two games. He set up Andrei Svechnikov on the power play in the opening frame, then added the go-ahead goal and an assist at even strength in the third. Staal's remarkably on the best scoring pace of his career at age 32, with 20 points through 21 games. If he can keep this up, Staal has a chance to top his 2011-12 career high of 50 points, which would be a remarkable feat given the shortened nature of the 2020-21 campaign.
Staal notched two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Predators. Both of Staal's helpers came on the power play. He assisted Vincent Trocheck in the first period and set up Sebastian Aho's empty-netter in the third. The 32-year-old Staal snapped a seven-game point drought with his performance Tuesday. He still has a solid seven goals, 10 assists, 31 shots on net, 45 hits and a plus-2 rating through 20 appearances.
Staal scored a goal on his only shot and had two PIM in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Florida. He also went 13-8 (61.9 percent) in the faceoff circle. Staal slipped behind the Florida defense late in the first period and picked the corner from the slot to break a scoreless tie. The 32-year-old is on a blistering run as of late, amassing six goals and three assists in his last six tilts. He's got seven goals in 12 games overall, already leaving him just one shy of the eight he scored in all of 2019-20. Staal has also won nearly 62 percent of his faceoffs on the season, providing added value to fantasy managers who scooped him up early.
Staal scored a pair of goals, including one on the power play, and had four shots in a 7-3 win over Columbus. He also had two PIM and won 12 of 18 faceoffs (66.7 percent). Staal found the net for the third consecutive game when he slammed home his own rebound late in the first period to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead. He added his second of the night, this time with the man advantage, in the third period to round out the scoring. Staal produced just eight goals in 68 games in 2019-20 but has already lit the lamp six times with a team-leading 14 points in 11 contests this season. If he's still on your league's waiver wire, scoop him up and ride the hot streak.
Staal scored a power-play goal on his only shot in a 4-3 shootout win against Dallas on Saturday. He also went 12-for-21 (57.1 percent) in the faceoff circle. Staal gave Carolina a 3-1 lead just over two minutes into the third period, banging home a Vincent Trocheck centering feed. It was the fourth goal of the season for Staal, three of which have come in his last four contests. The 32-year-old is enjoying a renaissance of sorts with 12 points -- including a team-leading eight assists -- through 10 games.
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