Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 3/21/12

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 23: Joni Pitkanen #25 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against of the Philadelphia Flyers on January 23, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Hurricanes 4-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Carolina Hurricanes had a pretty good night: They added "Skins," a Finn -- and another win. Joni Pitkanen had a goal and an assist in his first game in three months, and Carolina beat Florida 3-1 Wednesday night to snap the Panthers' five-game winning streak. "For a guy that's been out of the lineup as long as he (has), he looked real good," captain Eric Staal said. Staal had his second straight two-goal game -- giving him a team-leading 23 goals -- and Cam Ward made 30 saves to help the Hurricanes win their season-best fourth straight and earn points for the 14th time in 17 home games. Two key players were back on the ice for Carolina: Pitkanen, a native of Finland who missed 44 games with a concussion and a left knee injury that required surgery, and Jeff Skinner, a teenager nicknamed "Skins" who served a two-game suspension for kicking St. Louis forward Scott Nichol last week with his skate. "I don't remember the last time I was this nervous before ...
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