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Washington Capitals beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2

For the first time in seven years, the Washington Capitals aren't gearing up for the playoffs.

NHL: Caroline 3, New York 1

Jordan Staal and Jiri Tlusty each posted a goal and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes take a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Carolina 3, Columbus 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Brothers Eric and Jordan Staal erupted for a combined three goals in the third period Monday, rallying the Carolina Hurricanes over Columbus 3-2.

NHL: Carolina 6, Toronto 1

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Patrick Dwyer finished off a three-goal Carolina first period Thursday that propelled the Hurricanes to their fifth straight win -- 6-1 over Toronto.

NHL: Edmonton 5, Carolina 4 (OT)

EDMONTON, Alberta, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal in overtime that gave the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 victory over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL: Carolina 5, San Jose 3

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Elias Lindholm put Carolina in front with the third of four goals scored by the Hurricanes in the final period Friday en route to a 5-3 win over San Jose.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Kesler scored a pair of goals Sunday, providing the difference in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 victory over Carolina.

NHL: Carolina 2, Colorado 1

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Patrick Dwyer recorded the decisive goal in the second period Tuesday and the Carolina Hurricanes handed Colorado its first road loss of the season, 2-1.

NHL: Carolina 2, Philadelphia 1 (OT)

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Manny Malhotra scored on a breakaway 2:40 into overtime Tuesday and the Carolina Hurricanes broke a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: Carolina 4, New York Islanders 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Carolina's Jiri Tlusty provided two goals and a pair of assists Saturday, elevating the Hurricanes over the New York Islanders 4-3.

NHL: Montreal 4, Carolina 1

MONTREAL, April 1 (UPI) -- Jeff Halpern scored the go-ahead goal and Carey Price turned aside 18 shots Monday in the Montreal Canadiens' 4-1 victory over Carolina.

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NHL: New Jersey 4, Carolina 1

RALEIGH, N.C., March 21 (UPI) -- New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur was credited with the third goal of his career Thursday and made 17 saves in the Devils' 4-1 win over Carolina.

NHL: Florida 4, Carolina 1

RALEIGH, N.C., March 19 (UPI) -- Jacob Markstrom stopped 33-of-34 shots and Filip Kuba set up two third-period goals Tuesday in the Florida Panthers' 4-1 win over Carolina.

NHL: Montreal 4, Carolina 2

RALEIGH, N.C., March 7 (UPI) -- Lars Eller delivered the go-ahead goal in the third period Thursday and Montreal went on to capture a meeting of division leaders, 4-2 over Carolina.
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Jordan Lee Staal (born September 10, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is regarded as one of the NHL's premier penalty-killers, both for his strong defensive skills, along with his scoring touch that makes him a threat for shorthanded goals.

Staal grew up playing minor hockey for the Thunder Bay Kings AAA organization. After his minor midget year, Staal was selected in the 1st round (3rd overall) by the Peterborough Petes. After a two-year Ontario Hockey League (OHL) career, in which he won a J. Ross Robertson Cup and appeared in the 2006 Memorial Cup with the Peterborough Petes, Staal was drafted second overall by the Penguins in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He made the immediate jump from junior to the NHL after being drafted and set several NHL records in his rookie season, including youngest player to score on a penalty shot, to score two shorthanded goals in one game, to score a hat trick, and the most shorthanded goals by a rookie in one season. Staal was also a Calder Memorial Trophy nominee and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team.

Among his Penguins teammates, Staal is known as "Gronk". The nickname, which is a reference to the Marvel comic book supervillain, was given to him by former Penguins teammate Colby Armstrong, because of his strong and large on-ice presence.

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