Eric Staal C CAR 4 Months

Eric Staal scored a goal in Carolina's 4-1 win on Tuesday.

Staal now has 18 goals and 57 points in 73 games this season. Barring an explosive finish to the season, Staal will finish shy of the 70-point mark in a full campaign for the first time since his rookie season.

Eric Staal C CAR 4 Months

Don't be surprised if goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky returns to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.

Bobrovsky missed Friday night's game because of the flu. He said he had never been as sick as he was earlier in the week but felt "pretty good" on the ice for a skate yesterday. Bobrovsky travel with the team to Carolina and will potentially play tonight against the Hurricanes. "We'll get up (today) and he's going to go and skate," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "And we'll make a decision then, whether he's playing or backing up."

Eric Staal C CAR 4 Months

A longtime fixure as the center on the Hurricanes' top line, Eric Staal has been used at times on the wing in recent games with Andrei Loktionov at center.

Staal, 29, said he prefers to continue playing center. "It's not just that I'm more comfortable at center but I think I skate better," he said. "I think I'm around the puck more. I think for me to be at the top of my game, center ice is where I need to be. But. . .I can play both, depending on the situation and where we are in a game or where we are within a lineup. I can play the wing, too. Whatever can help us win, that's where I'm going to play. That's all I want to do."

Eric Staal C CAR 4 Months

Eric Staal scored a goal for Carolina in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Jets.

Staal hasn't experienced the kind of year his fantasy owners expected when they drafted him in the pre-season, but he's doing his best to turn things around with three points in his last two games, although this marker was his first goal in 12 contests. Eric's younger brother, Jordan also scored for Carolina in the win, as did Riley Nash.

Eric Staal C CAR 4 Months

Eric Staal recorded two assists in Carolina's 3-2 loss to Chicago on Friday.

That gives Staal 54 points in 67 games this season. It's been a bit of a disappointing season by his standards as he's in serious danger of finishing below the 70-point mark in an 82-game campaign for the first time since 2003-04.

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Eric Staal scored the only Carolina goal in a 4-1 loss to the Stars on Thursday night.

Staal's goal didn't have much impact on the game's result, but it did manage to ruin Kari Lehtonen's shutout bid. Jiri Tlusty and Andrej Sekera drew assists on the marker.

Eric Staal C CAR 5 Months

Eric Staal scored a goal in Carolina's 3-2 loss to Buffalo.

Staal didn't make Team Canada, so he got a chance to rest over the Olympic break. He traditionally finishes campaigns on a high note and we're looking for more of the same from him in 2013-14. He has 15 goals and 46 points in 55 games this season.

Eric Staal C CAR 5 Months

Eric Staal is a good bet to boost his fantasy stats heading into the final stretch of the season.

Staal has been a notorious slow starter and dominant finisher throughout his career. He's tallied more points in March than any other month during the NHL season (118 points in 128 games), while April has been an even hotter month for the Canes' captain (58 points in 51 career games). The 29 year old has already picked it up with 27 points in his past 28 games after starting the season with just 18 points in his first 26 games.

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Eric Staal's six game point streak was snapped Tuesday night as he and the rest of the Canes were shut out by the Canadiens.

Staal, a notorious slow starter, was finally coming around to his torrid second-half pace although once in a while, teams run into a rut. Through 50 games the Canes captain has 44 points.

Eric Staal C CAR 6 Months

Eric Staal scored a pair of goals for the Hurricanes in Monday's 3-2 win over Columbus.

Staal netted a pair of third period markers that helped Carolina come back from a 2-0 deficit and earn a 3-2 victory. Brother Jordan Staal buried the game-winner with under six minutes to play in the final frame.