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Hear from the coach and the players after the 7-4 win over the Islanders.

Jamie Kellner

From the Coach:

Bill Peters:

(On McGinn) When I got back (to camp) I hoped Ginner was playing well...our scouts stepped up and took him in the second round and he was a little undersized, maybe not the fastest guy, but he’s got a lot of hockey player in him. He’s a very courageous kid, very intelligent player, got a lot of old school in him...he’s making plays now, and he’s a third-year pro. That’s how long it takes, unless you were touched by the hand of God, it takes a little while so I give him credit.

(On scoring throughout lineup) It’s important...If someone has a checking line that’s effective, they’ll get assigned on somebody that’s hot and if they neutralize that line, somebody else has to generate the offense...and generating offense hasn’t been a problem here recently, we gotta tighten up a little bit though on the shots against...it used to be a race to three, and we’re getting to three, but giving up too much.

(On the Faulk/Hainsey pairing) I thought those guys (Faulk/Hainsey) played outstanding and they’re a little underrated at times too, but it’s funny to say that...(Faulk’s assist on Teravainen’s goal) is growth in his game. That’s (a play) in year one or two that he puts his head down and gets the shot blocked. Now, there’s a guy in the shooting lane and he’s gotta make a pass...credit to the forward to get to the net and now we’re shooting for sticks. Our game is starting to evolve, let’s see where we can get it to.

From the Locker Room

Brock McGinn

(On the team’s success) We’re supporting each other out there, and making plays out there, and they’re going in. I think everybody’s out there trying to get goals and stuff, it’s going through our whole lineup right now...everybody’s contributing and it’s definitely a lot of fun when you put up that amount (of goals).

(On personal achievements) It’s pretty neat, I didn’t wanna change my game even though at the start of the year the points weren’t coming...just wanna go out there and play the same way and right now they (points) are coming so I just wanna continue that.

(On support) I think it comes from everybody in here, everyone’s just playing well together right now and it’s contagious so you just wanna go out there and contribute as much as you can and it’s a good feeling right now.

Jordan Staal

(On the scoreline) We gave up a few too many good chances, but we found a way to put the puck in the net and found a way to get two points.

(On confidence level) It’s right where we want it to be and we’re gonna continue to roll here and work hard and get better and continue this on to the road here.

(On the team-wide contributions) I think there’s a lot of guys in a comfortable role...we had everyone out there doing the things you need to do to help us win.

Game Notes:

  • Brock McGinn scored four points to bring his 3-game total to seven. It was his second multi-point game of the season.
  • Including McGinn (3 games), the Hurricanes have four players with point streaks: Staal (4 games), Faulk (3 games), and Lindholm (3 games) join McGinn on that list.
  • Carolina also had six players with multi-point games tonight: McGinn (1g, 3a), Staal (1g, 2a), Lindholm (1g, 2a), Stempniak (1g, 2a), Faulk (1g, 1a), and Teravainen (1g, 1a).
  • This was the third straight game in which the Hurricanes scored at least five goals, and the fourth straight game in which they scored at least four.
  • For the Islanders, John Tavares scored twice to bring his two-game tally to five.
  • There were no penalties called in the game. This marked the third time this season that Carolina was in a penalty-free game.
  • The Hurricanes now find themselves on a four-game winning streak as they head into a a road game in Columbus.