Hurricanes’ Fast, Staal and Niederreiter make up one of NHL’s top lines

RALEIGH, NC – They’ve been talked about all year, but the Hurricanes’ line of Nino Niederreiter, Jordan Staal and Jesper Fast has been as impactful as the Bruins’ Perfection Line of David Pastrnak, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand through five games of the Boston-Carolina first round series.

So why not dive a little deeper into the Hurricanes’ shutdown line. Since the line is known for its nonstop work ethic, we’ll adopt that “W” and call them the NSFW Line.

It all starts with Carolina’s captain.

One could call Staal a unicorn, but he’s more like a mix between a Clydesdale and a unicorn.