Found January 24, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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RALEIGH, N.C. -- Once Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes got in a good offensive flow, they settled in to do what they do best. Staal's hat trick capped an offensive outburst for the Hurricanes in a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night at PNC Arena. "It felt a little better," Staal said. "I knew if I stayed with the game plan and we stayed with the game plan, we'd be rewarded." The Hurricanes, who managed a total of two goals across their first two games, scored four times in about a 13-minute span of the second period. Jeff Skinner scored two second-period goals as the Hurricanes won for the first time this season. Staal's empty-net goal with 1:28 left gave him his third tally. "Obviously we needed to be better (than the first two games)," Skinner said. "I think we learned. ... It's great to get that first (victory). You don't want to go too long without it." The Sabres (2-1), who were atte...
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