Staal Scores in OT, Lifts Hurricanes Past Predators 3-2
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored off a rebound at 2:03 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. The victory gave the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series. Staal batted a puck out of the air to beat Juuse Saros and complete Carolina's rally from a 2-1 deficit in the third period. The Hurricanes can close out the best-of-seven series in Game 6 on Thursday night. Martin Necas scored twice for Carolina. Yakov Trenin scored twice to lead the Predators.