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Jeff Skinner scored for Carolina in its 5-4 loss to New Jersey on Saturday night.

After some injuries and underperformance, Skinner was almost a forgotten man entering this season. The fact is, he is a very talented scorer and he has rediscovered that touch and confidence this season. He has 25 on the year, with 42 points. Nathan Gerbe, Alexander Semin and Jay Harrison notched the other goals in the loss. Jordan Staal had two assists.

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The Carolina Hurricanes' power play has been atrocious lately and their penalty-killing unit hasn't been much better.

During their 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers Friday night, the Canes couldn't score on any of their four power plays, including a 5-on-3, and allowed their fourth shorthanded tally in the past five games. The Canes are 0-for-25 on their past 25 power plays. Their top player, Jeff Skinner, was visibly upset after the game. "When you get in a bad stretch you don't have any confidence out there," he said. "You try to make plays when you shouldn't and throw it away when you can be making plays. It snowballs. "We're just not executing. We need to find a way to get through it. We've got to find a way to score."

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Jeff Skinner scored his 24th goal of the season on a penalty shot in the Canes' 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Friday night.

This was Skinner's first goal in eight games, as the young forward tries to snap out of some mid-season struggles. Skinner still has 41 points through 52 games though.

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Jeff Skinner has only two goals in his last 10 games.

There was no hotter goal scorer in December and the early part of January than the Carolina winger as he had 17 goals and 24 points in 17 games. But the white hot streak couldn't continue and he is now playing on the second line with Jordan Staal and rookie Elias Lindholm. He has 37 points in 41 games so it appears he should get 55-60 this season if he can remain healthy.

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Jeff Skinner scored the game winning goal in Carolina's 2-1 win over St. Louis Friday night.

Skinner was set up by Jordan Staal midway through the second period. The 21 year-old is enjoying a fantastic season with 37 points in 41 games on the Canes.

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Jeff Skinner was back on the wing in practice Sunday after playing center for a couple of games.

Skinner has been among the hottest players in the NHL and definitely the hottest goal scorer as he has 17 goals in his last 17 games. He took over the center spot from the injured Eric Staal but with Staal back at practice, Skinner took his spot alongside Staal and Alexander Semin.

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Jeff Skinner extended his point streak to six games on Thursday.

Skinner also scored his 17th goal in his last 17 games. After back-to-back campaigns that were somewhat disappointing, Skinner has broken out with 21 goals and 35 points in 33 games this season. We don't expect him to maintain that roughly point-per-game pace, but he should come pretty close with around 30-35 points in Carolina's final 38 contests.

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Jeff Skinner is playing on the Hurricanes' top line while Eric Staal deals with a lower-body injury.

Staal is expected to miss at least a few more games. Skinner has been red hot lately with six goals and 10 points in his last five games. He's skating with Tuomo Ruutu and Alexander Semin.

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Jeff Skinner has been rewarded with the first star of the week.

He led all skaters with six goals and nine points over three contests en route to the honor. Skinner produced his second hat trick of the season in last Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory against Washington. He has earned at least one point in each of his past five games to give him 20 goals and 33 points in 32 matches this season.

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Jeff Skinner had a goal and an assist to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to their season-high fourth straight win, 2-1 over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.

Skinner netted the winner with 3:31 left on a shot from the right wing that slipped under goalie Carter Hutton's pads for his team-leading 20th goal. Alexander Semin also picked up a goal and an assist for the Canes. The Hurricanes, who played without injured captain Eric Staal, took a 1-0 lead on Semin's goal 4:28 into the game. Semin gathered the puck from behind the net and sent a shot in off of Hutton's back for his sixth goal of the season. Staal sat out after he sustained a lower-body injury Saturday night in a win at the New York Islanders.