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Teravainen propels Hurricanes past Stars

Forward scores natural hat trick in third period for Carolina

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen had a natural hat trick in a span of 7:05 during the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-1 win against the Dallas Stars at PNC Arena on Monday.

Teravainen broke a tie at 2:39 of the third when his rising slap shot got past Ben Bishop to the far post, then made it 3-1 at 6:51 on a wrist shot that redirected off John Klingberg. The 23-year-old capped his first three-goal game in the NHL with a sharp wrist shot from the top of the slot for a 4-1 lead at 9:44. 

"He should attack the net more because he has the ability and the skill set to do that," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. "He should have a little more of a shooter's mentality. He is a pass-first guy, a center by trade growing up, but he needs to be a little more selfish going to the net and getting his own shot."

 

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Teravainen has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in the past nine games.

"There are some nights I can play better, but there are some nights I think I'm doing really good," Teravainen said. "I just try to get my legs moving. Whenever I'm moving good, I think I'm playing good too."

Video: DAL@CAR: Teravainen pots first career hat trick

Jordan Staal had an NHL career-high four assists, and Sebastian Aho had a goal and two assists. Scott Darling made 25 saves for Carolina (7-5-4), which has a five-game point streak (3-0-2).

Alexander Radulov scored for Dallas (9-8-0), extending his point streak to eight games.

Aho scored his first goal of the season at 8:07 of the first period to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead. Staal fed Aho in slot for a backhand after Esa Lindell lost an edge.

The Stars' top-rated power-play (31.2 percent) tied the game 1-1 at 8:44 of the second period. After Darling denied Jamie Benn at the top of the crease, Tyler Seguin circled the net and set up Radulov for a one-timer from the right circle.

Video: DAL@CAR: Radulov rips home PPG, extends point streak

Jeff Skinner scored with three seconds remaining in the third period to make it 5-1.

The line of Staal, Teravainen and Aho combined for 11 points.

"I've got some good linemates who can score," Staal said. "A (few) assists tonight, a couple greasy ones too. It's definitely good linemates who are playing well and making it look easy for me."

 

Goal of the game

Aho's power-play goal at 8:07 of the first period.

Video: DAL@CAR: Aho slides backhand through the five-hole

 

Save of the game

Darling against Seguin at 1:20 of the first period.

Video: DAL@CAR: Darling turns aside a blast from Seguin

 

Highlight of the game

Teravainen's third goal at 9:44 of the third period.

Video: DAL@CAR: Teravainen buries one-timer for hat trick

 

They said it

"It's really disappointing. We had the game right there. We cracked. We were in a great position on the road, exactly where you want to be, and we were the ones who made the mistakes. We got beat off the boards for three of the goals. They outplayed us in the third period. They dialed it up and we did not answer the bell." -- Stars coach Ken Hitchcock

 

"It's coming for sure. We've tightened up. We like the (roster) changes we've made, it just takes time unfortunately. You want instant gratification, but that's not the way it works. Now everyone is getting comfortable and we're getting some results."  -- Hurricanes coach Bill Peters on Teuvo Teravainen

 

Need to know

The Stars power play has scored in seven of the past eight games. … Prior to Aho's goal, the Hurricanes were 1-for-29 with the man-advantage.

 

What's next

Stars: At the Florida Panthers on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; FS-F, FS-SW+, NHL.TV)

Hurricanes: At the New York Islanders on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; MSG, FS-CR, NHL.TV)

 

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