Eric Staal Leads the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-4 Win Over the Dallas Stars


Scoring Summary

Dallas Goal: 1:48 of 1st period – Jamie Benn (6) – assisted by Vernon Fiddler (5), Jamie Oleksiak (2)

Jamie Benn got the Dallas Stars on the board early with a wrist shot under 2 minutes into the game to make it a 1-0 game.

Dallas Goal: 16:34 of 1st period – Tyler Seguin (13), assisted by John Klingberg (2), Jason Spezza (14)

Tyler Seguin put the Stars up 2-0 late in period one with a deflection off a shot from John Klingberg from the point that got past Cam Ward.

Carolina Goal: 2:34 of 2nd period – Jeff Skinner (4), assisted by Jay McClement (3)

Jeff Skinner got the Carolina Hurricanes rolling on a shot from a sharp angle with Trevor Daley draped on him. Skinner’s shot from the left circle glanced off Daley’s stick and over the shoulder of Lehtonen.

Carolina Goal: 7:00 of 2nd period – Patrick Dwyer (1), assisted by John-Michael Liles (2)

Liles hit Dwyer with a good breakout pass, and Dwyer was able to make a move and backhand the puck over Kari Lehtonen on the breakaway.

Carolina PP Goal: 8:30 of 2nd period – Victor Rask (3), assisted by John-Michael Liles (4), Nathan Gerbe (5)

The Carolina Hurricanes moved the puck well on a second period power play, and Rask finished it off by launching a one-timer past Lehtonen from the right circle. Liles set up Rask if a nice feed.

Carolina Goal: 15:54 of 2nd period – Jiri Tlusty (8), assisted by Elias Lindholm (4), Eric Staal (6)

Elias Lindholm threw the puck on net from the corner of the Dallas zone, and Jiri Tlusty deflected the puck past Lehtonen right along the post.

Carolina Goal: 0:09 of 3rd period – Eric Staal (4), assisted by Justin Faulk (10), Andrej Sekera (7)

The Canes started the 3rd period fast as Staal won the opening draw, and he got the puck right back from the defense and scored on the rush. Eric Staal was able to stuff home his own rebound past Stars backup Anders Lindback.

Dallas SH Goal: 2:38 of 3rd period – Cody Eakin (3), assisted by Alex Goligoski (8), Jamie Benn (9)

The Stars cut into the Hurricanes lead with Cody Eakin’s shorthanded goal on the rush. Goligoski put the shot on Ward, and Eakin tipped it in out front.

Dallas Goal: 12:55 of 3rd period – Tyler Seguin (14), assisted by John Klingberg (3), Cody Eakin (3)

Tyler Seguin set himself up in front of the Canes net, and he deflected a shot from John Klingberg past a sprawling Cam Ward.

Carolina Goal: 16:03 of 3rd period – Eric Staal (5), assisted by Riley Nash (9)

Eric Staal buried a great chance in front of Lindback off a good feed from Nash from the wing. Staal snuck it through the five hole of the Stars backup goalie to put the Canes up by 2 goals.

Three Stars

1st Star: Eric Staal (CAR) – 2 goals, 1 assist, +1, 4 shots, 20:52 TOI, 68% faceoffs

2nd Star: Tyler Seguin (DAL) – 2 goals, +1, 3 shots, 1 hit, 19:52 TOI

3rd Star: Justin Faulk (CAR) – 1 assist, +3, 1 shot, 1 hit, 2 blocked shots,


A slow start did not prevent the Carolina Hurricanes from escaping Dallas with a big win on Tuesday night. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Dallas Stars by a final score of 6-4.

Eric Staal was the best player on the ice for the Carolina Hurricanes against the Stars. The Canes captain was a noticeable offensive force for most of the night for Carolina, and he led his team to victory on Tuesday.

The Carolina Hurricanes put on a show in the second period. After trailing the Stars 2-0 after 20 minutes, the Canes came back and tallied 5 unanswered goal. 4 of those goals came in the second period.

The Stars ended up pulling starter Kari Lehtonen after the Canes made it 4-2. Lindback came in the game late in period 2 and allowed 2 goals in just over a period of action.

Cam Ward played well enough for the Carolina Hurricanes to pull out a win. He seemed slightly off in periods 1 and 2, but he played well in the 3rd period as he made some big time saves to seal the win for Carolina.

Ward improved his record in the month of November to 6-2-0 with his win against the Dallas Stars.

Justin Faulk (+3) and Andrej Sekera (+2) were both plus players against the Stars and played very well. They both had assists and were able to shut down the Stars offense throughout the evening.

Eric Staal tallied 3 points against the Dallas Stars. He is now 1 point away from 700 in the National Hockey League.

The Canes win on Tuesday broke their 3-game losing streak. The Carolina Hurricanes will play the next 4 games on the road before returning to home ice on November 29.

The Carolina Hurricanes will take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night in California. The Hurricanes defeated the Kings 3-2 on November 2 in Raleigh.