Jordan Staal believes the Hurricanes' problems on offense are their own doing.
"It's just been our play and our level," he said. "Teams are stepping up their level and we're still a step behind. We've got to find a way to raise our level, five on five, in all areas of the ice. I think we're slowing up because we're not executing well enough. We're not playing the hockey we can." Carolina has registered five even-strength goals during their six-game losing streak. Over that time the club has been outscored 14-5 during five-on-five situations and 20-7 overall.