The Carolina Hurricanes scored three goals in the second period, while jumping out to a 4-1 lead, and held on to defeat the New Jersey Devils, 4-3 on Wednesday night at "The Rock" in New Jersey.

It was the second straight four goal game for the team and the second time in a row they scored three times in the second period.

Eric Staal earned an assist and extended his scoring streak to seven games while Patrick Dwyer scored a short-handed goal, giving the Hurricanes an NHL high five short-handed goals this season.