The aftermath: ‘Canes 4, Sabres 2


‘With the Hurricanes struggling, head coach Kirk Muller knew that he needed his captain to be a presence on the ice, and Eric Staal would gladly oblige. Playing 30 shifts for over 23:00, Staal collected a goal, two assists and was selected as the first star of the night as he led the Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over the Sabres. Carolina forward Chad LaRose said it best during his post-game interview “As he goes, we go.”’