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Tuesday, November 21st (All times eastern)

Carolina Hurricanes (12-7-3) at New York Rangers (11-9-1), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Carolina Hurricanes shoot for their fourth consecutive win tonight when they visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Carolina has won five of its last six overall. including Saturday's 5-4 decision over Dallas. Eric Staal recorded his third-career hat trick to spearhead the effort.

Justin Williams tallied a goal and two assists, and Ray Whitney also scored for the Hurricanes, who had posted a 4-1 victory in Washington the previous night.

Goaltender Cam Ward made 21 saves in the winning effort.

Carolina's offensive attack has been coming through, accounting for 26 goals in the last six games combined.

Staal checks in with a club-leading 13 goals this season, while Rod Brind'Amour has an eight-game point streak intact (6g, 7a).

Carolina opens a three-game road trip tonight and will visit the Islanders on Wednesday.

The Rangers, meanwhile, ended a two-game skid with Sunday's 4-1 win over visiting Tampa Bay. Jaromir Jagr scored his 600th career goal and added two assists to lead the effort.

Martin Straka and Michael Nylander both had a goal and two assists and Brendan Shanahan added a goal and an assist for the Rangers. Netminder Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves and lost a shutout in the late stages of the contest.

Shanahan extended his point streak to seven games, having posted four goals and five assists during the run.

New York will visit Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Carolina edged New York, 2-1, last Wednesday in Raleigh and has won three straight games in the series.

11/21 10:32:56 ET


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