Series (Game 1 of 1)

Carolina leads 1-0

Game 1: Sunday, January 15th

Blues 2

(10-28-5, 25 pts)

Hurricanes 4

(30-10-4, 64 pts)

1:30 PM ET, January 15, 2006

PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

1 2 3 T
STL 2 0 02
CAR 0 2 24

E. Staal (Hurricanes - C): Goals: 3, Assists: 1

J. Williams (Hurricanes - RW): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

M. Sillinger (Blues - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

St Louis (10-27-5) at Carolina (29-10-4) 1:30 pm EST

St Louis (10-27-5) at Carolina (29-10-4) 1:30 pm EST

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Cory Stillman and the red-hot Carolina Hurricanes aim for their seventh straight win Sunday when they host the St. Louis Blues.

Since dropping a 4-3 overtime decision to the Philadelphia Flyers on December 29, the Hurricanes have won six straight to take a commanding 12-point lead over the Atlanta Thrashers in the Southeast Division standings.

Stillman registered three assists Friday and defenseman Frantisek Kaberle netted the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in overtime as Carolina held on for a 5-4 triumph over the Nashville Predators.

Captain Rod Brind'Amour tallied twice for the Hurricanes, who are 10-0-1 at home since the beginning of December.

Stillman has been outstanding of late, scoring seven goals and 22 points in his last 13 games.

With a win Sunday, the Hurricanes can pass the Flyers and Ottawa Senators for the highest point total in the Eastern Conference.

They should easily handle a Blues squad which has dropped five in a row and enters Sunday's contest with the worst record in the NHL.

St. Louis has tallied just five times during its current skid and has been shut out twice on its five-game road trip.

The Blues could not come up with any offense against rookie goaltender Kari Lehtonen on Friday as the Thrashers skated to a 2-0 victory.

Rookie goalie Curtis Sanford stopped 22 shots for St. Louis, which fell to 0-4-0 on the road trip.