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Staal gets it going against Red Wings

Updated: November 12, 2008, 3:21 PM ET
By Jim Wilkie

Jordan Staal's extraordinary performance Tuesday night in Pittsburgh's 7-6 overtime victory over Detroit is the sort of thing that can vault a player and team to greater achievements the rest of the season.

Staal led Pittsburgh's comeback from a 5-2 deficit by scoring a hat trick in the third period and setting up Ruslan Fedotenko's overtime winner after stealing the puck from Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk at the blue line. What was nearly a demoralizing reaffirmation of how wide ...

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