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Preview: Stars vs. Hurricanes

Hamilton: 'It's playoff-style hockey. We've got to play better'

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / Hurricanes.com

Run it back: It's a rematch between the Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars.


The Match-Up

Dallas Stars (13-12-10, 36 points) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (24-9-3, 51 points)

Sunday, April 4, 7 p.m.

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About Last Night

Though Dougie Hamilton netted his 100th career NHL goal and Haydn Fleury notched his first goal and point of the season, the Canes fell just short of the Stars in a 3-2 final at PNC Arena on Saturday Night. Jamie Benn tied the game at two on the power play late in the second period, and then early in the third, Tanner Kero scored the go-ahead goal for Dallas.

Video: CAR Recap: Hamilton scores 100th NHL goal in defeat

"I thought we played well. I can't fault our guys. That's a good effort from start to finish. A couple mistakes you'd like to not have," head coach Rod Brind'Amour said. "We played hard enough to win. Come with that effort, and most nights we're going to be rewarded."


Numbers to Know

19: After scoring his 100th career NHL goal, Hamilton now has 19 points (3g, 16a) in his last 17 games, a stretch that began with a record-setting, 14-game point streak. Hamilton, who leads the team in assists (26) and ranks tied for second in points (30), has failed to record a point in just one his last 17 games.

9: With the primary assist on Hamilton's goal on Saturday night, Vincent Trocheck has recorded at least a point in each of his last nine games played (5g, 7a). Trocheck ranks tied for second on the team in goals (14) and tied for third on the team in points (28), despite having missed nine games due to injury.


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