Thursday, November 03, 2005

A Good wind blows in Carolina

The two Erics had another strong game and Carolina's fans have yet to see their Hurricanes lose at home so far this year. Erik Cole scored the winning goal and Eric Staal recaptured the NH: scoring lead, as the Hurricanes defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3.

Leaf coach Pat Quinn was less than impressed with the Maple Leaf effort in the last ten minutes of the game, a lack of back checking and lazy play by the forwards sealed the fate of Toronto as Cole went in for the kill with 1:34 left in the game.

Staal notched his 25th point of the season, putting together a three point night with two goals and an assist, with the offensive show at home Staal jumped ahead of Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson for the NHL scoring lead. With a record of 9-2 and 1, the Hurricanes are just one point behind Ottawa in the NHL East.

Carolina next sees action on Saturday night when the Florida Panthers come to town.

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