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Eric Staal gets goal and 2 assists, Hurricanes end road trip with 3-1 win over Coyotes

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) battles Phoenix Coyotes' Mikkel Boedker (89), of Denmark, for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Staal (11) battles Phoenix Coyotes' Mikkel Boedker (89), of Denmark, for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes' Jeff Halpern (14) celebrates a goal by teammate Paul Bissonnette against Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Peters (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Phoenix Coyotes' Jeff Halpern (14) celebrates a goal by teammate Paul Bissonnette against Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Peters (35) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Nathan Gerbe (14) battles Carolina Hurricanes' Mike Komisarek (5) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Nathan Gerbe (14) battles Carolina Hurricanes' Mike Komisarek (5) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)  (The Associated Press)

Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, Justin Peters stopped 37 shots, and the Carolina Hurricanes ended a four-game road trip with a 3-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.

Carolina came into the game having pulled out a point in the previous two games of its trip and fell behind 1-0 after one period against the Coyotes.

Nathan Gerbe tied it midway through the second and Jeff Skinner put the Hurricanes ahead early in the second with his eighth goal in six games.

Peters made some big stops down the stretch and Staal added an empty-net goal for Carolina, which gets five days off before its next game.

Paul Bissonnette scored his first goal in two years and Mike Smith stopped 30 shots for Phoenix.