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Minus Eric Staal, Hurricanes fall to Blues

Carolina defeated in first game without former captain

by Kurt Dusterberg / Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Kyle Brodziak broke open a tie game with a short-handed goal in the second period, and the St. Louis Blues went on to a 5-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Sunday.

Jake Allen made 32 saves for the Blues (36-20-9), who ended a three-game losing streak. Broziak, Scottie Upshall, Alex Pietrangelo and Robby Fabbri each had two points.

The Hurricanes (28-26-10), who traded their captain Eric Staal to the New York Rangers prior to the game, lost their third straight.

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