RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jeff Skinner scored the key goals and Eric Staal finally got a point again. They helped the Carolina Hurricanes keep pushing for a playoff spot.
Skinner scored twice in the third period and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Friday night.
Chris Terry and Joakim Nordstrom also scored, and Jordan Staal added an empty-netter.
The Hurricanes began the day four points outside of a wild-card spot and bounced back from a 4-2 loss at Ottawa on Thursday night. They haven’t lost consecutive games in regulation in more than two months.
“We’re fighting and scratching to pick up points,” said a relieved Eric Staal, who went seven games without a point before assisting on Skinner’s first goal.
“This is a fun time of year to be involved and to be playing,” he added. “We’re in the mix. We’ve put ourselves in that (position) and we’ve got to fight, we’ve got to win and we’ve got to pick up points every night.”
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