Posted January 10, 2014 on AP on Fox
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Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller wasn't sure how his team would respond after Tuesday's game at Buffalo was postponed by a blizzard. With the way Carolina is playing right now, it is going to take more than a change in plans to throw off the Hurricanes' rhythm. Jordan Staal had a goal and three assists, and Jeff Skinner extended his offensive surge with a goal and an assist to lead the Hurricanes to a 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night. It was Carolina's fifth consecutive win. ''That game canceled in Buffalo gave us an extra day or two of rest,'' Muller said. ''I think it really helped us. We had fresh legs and everyone contributing.'' John-Michael Liles, Patrick Dwyer, Zach Boychuk and Elias Lindholm also scored for the Hurricanes. Liles was playing against his former team for the first time - Carolina sent defenseman Tim Gleason to Toronto for Liles on Jan. 1. ''It's just nice to be wanted and to fee...
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