If anyone was going to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to p;ayoff stardom, it would come from Eric Staal and Jordan Staal. Jim Rutherford reunited the two brothers during the off-season to boost the Hurricanes’ offensive ability. Eric centers the top line for the Canes and Jordan holds down the second. This has created a great one-two punch for the Hurricanes center depth.
Eric has had a fantastic start to the season, leading the Hurricanes with 10 points in only eight games. He also leads the team in goals with seven. The elder Staal has extended his point streak to six games and has been consistently good every game.
In Monday’s game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, Eric took the lead for the Hurricanes halfway through the second period with a lucky bounce on the power play. He attempted a cross crease pass and knocked the puck off one of the Maple Leafs defensemen. He has been the Hurricanes’ best player this season and will look to continue his stellar play.
Although he has only scored one goal, Jordan Staal has impressed most fans with his play early in the season. The younger Staal is currently third on the team in points with eight in eight games. He has developed an interesting chemistry with Jeff Skinner, who is second on the team in points.
On Monday, Jordan scored his first goal of the season against the Maple Leafs. Staal received a beautiful pass from Patrick Dwyer and then made a creative backhand move to beat James Reimer. This goal boosted the Canes’ momentum and they scored the next three goals to get the two points.
Jordan has been a skilled playmaker so far, and with the help of his brother Eric, the Staal brothers will continue to lead the Hurricanes to victory.