Jordan Staal Enjoying Best Streak Since Joining Carolina Hurricanes

March 14th, 2014 by Mark Jones Leave a reply »

As the two-year anniversary of the trade that brought him to the Hurricanes approaches, Jordan Staal is finally establishing his comfort zone in Carolina.

The 25-year-old center has two goals, five assists and a plus-five rating in his last four games, easily his most productive four-match stint since joining the 'Canes 114 games ago.

After recording the opening goal last Friday night and two assists in last Saturday's comeback attempt, Staal buried the game-winning goal to down the Rangers on Tuesday and assisted on both the game-tying and game-winning goals versus Buffalo on Thursday.

His line with Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty is clicking, too. After several games of gaining familiarity since its inception on Mar. 2 in Anaheim (per, the Semin-Tlusty-J. Staal trio has accumulated six goals in four games. The line's hot streak was highlighted by a 26-5 on-ice shot-attempt pummeling of the Sabres.

Staal is, at last, playing with same physical presence and power forward confidence that formerly made him so successful in a third-line center role.

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