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Second Star- Jordan Staal

Jordan Staal was a huge part of the great record for the Carolina Hurricanes through the 5 games. He consistently played very well in all areas. He provided a good source of offense for the team, which is encouraging to see out of Staal.

November 9, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal (11) carries the puck against the Minnesota Wild at PNC Center. The Minnesota Wild defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Staal put up 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) in 5 games, he was a plus 3, and he won over 52% of his faceoffs in each of the 5 games. He won 70% of his draws against the Minnesota Wild, and he won 100% against the New York Islanders.

He played 21:12 of ice time against the Ducks on Friday, which shows the trust Kirk Muller has in Jordan Staal. He has certainly earned the trust.

Jordan Staal still shutdown enemy offense. He played very physical, and that caused him to be lethal in all situations. This week was a good one for Staal.

If he can keep this up, the Carolina hurricanes will have no problem paying him $6 million a year.

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  • OMEGA919

    Glad to see Peters getting some credit paid to him. I felt a lot of fans unjustly blamed him for the 5 game losing streak (when I’d really say he only played poorly in the Rangers game, and it’s not like the rest of the team played WELL that game).

    I’ll be happier than anyone when Ward and Khudobin are back to being healthy, but Peters deserves a TON of credit for really stepping up and being a quality NHL goalie in their absence.

    • Brett Finger

      Agreed. He really played his heart out of the past 5 games. He has played with a lot of confidence, and he is making the big saves for the Canes. Hopefully he can keep it up!

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