After earning just five points in his first 16 games, Eric Staal still has managed to reach 68 points in 77 games. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/NHLI via Getty Images)
This season has not gone the way Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes had hoped. A slow start by Staal and the team put the Canes in a deep a hole. But despite their early struggles, both player and team have turned things around and are hoping to build toward the future with a strong finish to the 2011-12 campaign.
THN’s Ryan Kennedy caught up with the Canes captain to discuss his second-half success, which of his two brothers he will cheer for if the Penguins and Rangers meet in playoffs and more.
REPORTER: Ryan Kennedy | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper