Staal

Staal

The Boston Bruins could be catching a break tonight when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, as the ‘Canes not only played last night in Atlanta but also played an emotionally-charged game — a contest they won, 5-4.

Eric Staal had to score a third-period hat trick to off set Bryan Little’s hat trick for the Thrashers (the Bruins’ opponent Sunday) and lift Carolina to victory, as Chip Alexander of the News & Observer describes.