Eric Staal potted a goal in the Hurricanes' 2-0 win over the Senators on Friday night.
Last season's woeful start is a distant memory at this point as Staal is comfortably back to being one of the league's best power forwards. Carolina's captain has five goals on the year. Drayson Bowman scored the empty-netter. Alexander Semin and Joe Corvo had the assists in the win.