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Carolina Hurricanes (36-12-8)


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Staal, Niederreiter lift Hurricanes past Predators 5-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes had a building full of rowdy fans again, players back from injury and a strong showing from their captain to help break open a close game.

The Central Division champions got the start they needed in the postseason.

Jordan Staal scored twice and Nino Niederreiter beat Juuse Saros for the go-ahead goal early in the third period, helping the Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday night to open their first-round playoff series.

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Leaders
Points: S. Aho57
Plus/Minus: M. Necas25
Shots on Goal: D. Hamilton180
PIM: A. Svechnikov44
Win: A. Nedeljkovic15
Shutouts: P. Mrazek3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 175 (11)
Shots: 1794 (5)
PP%: 25.6% (2)
Penalty Minutes: 414 (19)
Assists: 308 (8)
SH Goals: 7 (4)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 36 12 8 80
x-Florida 37 14 5 79
x-Tampa Bay 36 17 3 75
x-Nashville 31 23 2 64
Dallas 23 19 14 60
Chicago 24 25 7 55
Detroit 19 27 10 48
Columbus 18 26 12 48
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 134 (28)
Shots Against: 1581 (24)
PK%: 85.2% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 390 (27)
Shutouts: 6 (5)
Sv%: 0.915 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/17 J. Keane Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
5/17 A. Bibeau Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
5/17 R. Suzuki Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
5/17 M. Lajoie Called up from minors from Chicago-AHL
5/14 T. Tieksola Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/11 R. McKeown Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/11 J. Keane Sent to minors Chicago-AHL
5/10 D. Shore Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/10 M. McCormick Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/10 M. Geekie Called up from minors from taxi squad
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