Carolina Hurricanes: The Staal Brothers

By Ben Leven
Jordan Staal NHL
John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

Brothers in arms, brothers on the battlefield are unstoppable. When something is as strong as a family bond, all things seem possible. That’s the power of family, that’s the power of a bond. This bond can be taken to all sorts of levels and when it comes to sports, that’s when it is at its strongest I think.

Eric Staal has been doing an excellent job scoring for the Carolina Hurricanes and now his brother Jordan is following his lead. The Hurricanes dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs last night with the final score being 4-1. Last night, Jordan scored a goal and he couldn’t be more pleased with his progress.

“It was nice to get a goal to get us going. As a Hurricane, it was nice to get that first one and hopefully many more after that,” he said.

The Hurricanes were behind 1-0 and in the second they tied it. Patrick Dwyer passed the puck to Jordan and he scored his first goal with the Hurricanes. In return, Jordan assisted Dwyer in the third.

If you’ll recall, last summer Jordan was traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Brandon Sutter and Brian Dumoulin–on his wedding night. On July 1, he signed a 10-year, $60 million deal with the Hurricanes.

With Jordan and Eric under the same banner, the Hurricanes are looking at an impressive season. As I have said, brothers like these will make the institution they represent an unstoppable force. Hockey just flows strong in this family.

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