NHL roundup: Hurricanes get lift from Staals

Toronto’s James Reimer deflects a shot by Carolina’s Jeff Skinner for one of his 35 saves.
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Toronto’s James Reimer deflects a shot by Carolina’s Jeff Skinner for one of his 35 saves.

Jordan Staal scored his first goal with the Hurricanes, and his brother Eric added the winner in Carolina’s 4-1 victory over the Maple Leafs at Tor­onto Monday night.

Jeff Skinner had three assists, Patrick Dwyer added a goal and an assist, and Justin Faulk also scored for Carolina. Cam Ward backed up the offense with a 41-save performance.

‘‘It was nice to get a goal to get us going,’’ Jordan said. ‘‘As a Hurricane, it was nice to get that first one and hopefully many more after that.’’


Matt Frattin scored the only goal for the Maple Leafs. James Reimer made 35 saves.

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Frattin, on a line with Kadri and Leo Komorav, scored his fifth goal in six games since being recalled from Toronto of the AHL.

Ducks 2, Sharks 1 — Saku Koivu scored the tying goal early in the third period, defenseman Sheldon Souray netted the winner with 6:39 left, and rookie Viktor Fasth made 25 saves as host Anaheim handed San Jose its first regulation loss of the season.

The Sharks, who won their first seven games before a 2-1 shootout loss to Nashville Saturday, lead the Pacific Division by 2 points over the Ducks. Fasth is the first Anaheim goalie to win his first three NHL starts.

Coyotes 2, Wild 1 — Mike Smith stopped 21 shots, Lauri Korpikoski and Martin Hanzal both scored, and host Phoenix won to extend its point streak to five games.


Korpikoski scored his fourth goal — all against Finnish goaltenders — in the first period, and Hanzal got his third in three games in the second.

Smith was sharp for the second straight start, giving up a goal on a turnover in the second period and fighting off a power play by the Wild in the closing minutes.

He got help from Zbynek Michalek, who blocked a shot with his face in the closing minutes.

Stars 3, Avalanche 2 — Jamie Benn scored his first two goals of the season and Kari Lehtonen made 29 saves to help lift visiting Dallas. The loss spoiled the night for Milan Hejduk as the Avalanche forward was honored for playing in his 1,000th NHL game.

There was a scary moment early in the game when referee Chris Rooney was hit by a puck after a shot by Dallas defenseman Jamie Oleksiak deflected off the skate of Colorado’s Paul Stastny. The puck appeared to carom off the head of Rooney, who stayed down behind the Avalanche net. Rooney eventually skated off the ice. No update was given on his condition.


Canucks 3, Oilers 2 — Chris Tanev scored at 4:40 of overtime as visiting Vancouver handed Edmonton its third straight loss.