Atlanta (12-20-5) at Carolina (17-15-5), 8:00 pm EST
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- The Carolina Hurricanes play
the Atlanta Thrashers eight times per season. Eric Staal likely
wishes the teams got together even more.
Staal will seek another breakout performance against the
Southeast Division rival when the Hurricanes host the Thrashers
Before Saturday's 4-2 setback to the Boston Bruins, Staal netted
his sixth career hat trick to lead Carolina to a 5-4 victory
over Atlanta on Friday.
Staal has 15 goals and 37 points in 33 games against the
Thrashers in his career. The 24-year-old has posted 17 goals
and 11 assists overall this season.
Muddling through another campaign, Atlanta is hoping to avoid a
fourth straight loss.
Bryan Little has been a bright spot for the last-place
Thrashers, posting a team-high 18 goals.