The Hurricanes' first line dominated the Penguins on Thursday night, accounting for eight points.
Eric Staal had a goal and two helpers, Jiri Tlusty had two goals and an assist and Alexander Semin had two helpers. Staal has had a tremendous season with 10 goals and 12 assists. "I played a lot of games against Eric, brother Jordan Staal said. "I know when he's on his game he's tough to stop. You can definitely see a spark in him. He's driving this bus right now and has been a great leader. It's fun being on his team right now."