Tampa Bay (19-27-12) at Carolina (29-25-5), 7:00 pm EST
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Following a dominating
performance on the road, the Carolina Hurricanes will attempt to
snap a three-game home losing streak when they face the Tampa
Bay Lightning on Friday.
Eric Staal scored a pair of goals Thursday to lead the
Hurricanes to a 6-2 win over the lowly New York Islanders.
"I thought we responded well throughout the whole game," Staal
said. "If we play the type of game, we will get our fair share
Dennis Seidenberg, Ray Whitney and Anton Babchuk each collected
a goal and an assist and Matt Cullen also tallied for Carolina,
which won its fourth straight road game and moved within three
points of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Hurricanes, who will face one of the worst teams in the
conference for a second straight night, have not won at the RBC
Center this month.
The Lightning squandered an early two-goal lead during
Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils. Ryan
Malone netted both goals for Tampa Bay, which has lost three