Staal, Hurricanes Beat Maple Leafs 6-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jordan Staal had a goal and three assists, and Jeff Skinner extended his offensive surge with a goal and an assist to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

John-Michael Liles, Patrick Dwyer, Zach Boychuk and Elias Lindholm also scored for the Hurricanes, who won their fifth straight game. Liles was playing against his former team for the first time - Carolina sent defenseman Tim Gleason to Toronto for Liles on Jan. 1.

Skinner's goal was his 17th in his last 17 games, and he improved his point streak to a career-high six games, scoring seven goals and adding five assists in that stretch.

Lindholm had three points in his first game back with Carolina after playing for Sweden in the World Junior Championship.


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