NEWARK, N.J. -- He looks like a chip off the old block. Max Domi is his own man on the ice, though. The son of former Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi, Max uses his hands to score or set up goals rather than administer justice. His offensive creativity convinced the Phoenix Coyotes to take the 18-year-old from Toronto 12th overall in Sundays NHL draft. "He was pretty pumped," Max said of his fathers reaction to going in the first round. "Hes an emotional guy, obviously. Hes very happy. He had a long, successful career in the NHL and he wants nothing less for me." Tie Domi was a second-round pick of Torontos, going 27th overall in 1988. He played two games for the Leafs before spending six season with the Rangers and Jets. In 1994, he returned to Toronto where he spent his last 11 seasons as a Maple Leaf. He finished with 104 goals, 141 assists and 3,515 penalty minutes in 1,020 NHL games. In contrast, Max tied for eighth in regular-season scoring with 87 points (39 goals and 48 assists) and was a plus-33 in 64 games this season for the London Knights. He also had 71 penalty minutes. "A natural goal-scorer, everywhere hes been," said Dan Marr, director of NHL Central Scouting. "Max has a finishing touch. And that can separate him from a lot of players. A lot of players can get chances from their abilities and their smarts but can they finish? Max can finish. "Hes not the biggest guy but he certainly plays bigger than his size. It doesnt influence or impact his game one way or another. And hes like Brett Hull, hes smart, he knows how to get open and hes ready to take the shot." The five-foot-nine, 197-pound forward can also play provider as he showed in the Memorial Cup, feathering a pass between his legs to set up Bo Horvat (who went ninth overall Sunday to Vancouver). The younger Domi is just as poised off the ice, handling questions about his famous father with ease. Is it tough having Domi as a last name, he was asked. "No, not at all. Its part of who I am and I cant change who my Dad is, obviously. Ive just got to use it as an advantage. Obviously some guys are going to kind of go after you a little bit more but in the end, like I said, you cant really change that ... Ive got to be around some pretty cool people along the way. Its been a roller-coaster but its helped a lot." He calls his father his No. 1 fan. "Hes a big reason for me being what I am today. On and off the ice, hes a first-class guy. He played a long and successful career in the NHL. He didnt do the easiest job, but he found a way to do it. He was a great teammate every day ... I definitely take a lot of notes from him." Max was a member of Canadas gold medal team at the 2012 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. This season, he was second in playoff scoring with 32 points (11-21) in 21 games. "Yeah, I was lucky," he said, shrugging off a compliment. 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"We want to have a good feeling going into the break and we want to sort of build off this win," Skinner said. David Backes scored on the power play for St. Louis. The Blues, who average 3.36 goals per game, missed a chance to pull even with Chicago atop the Central Division by losing just their fourth game against an Eastern Conference team. "Hard to find a lot of good players in our game today," St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said. "They deserve a lot of credit. They skated. They checked. They played hard. And we looked like we had the body language like we wanted an easier game. Didnt get it." Anton Khudobin stopped 26 shots for the Hurricanes. Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves in his fourth straight start, but had his four-game winning streak snapped. Khudobin stopped all 10 shots he faced in the third period, including a nifty leg save on Alex Pietrangelo with about 1 1/2 minutes left. And, he got some help from the goal post after two Blues -- Jaden Schwartz and Jay Bouwmeester -- each rang it in the final 2 minutes. "You need the post to be a goalies best friend," Carolina coach Kirk Muller said. Semin then tacked on his highlight-reel empty-net goal that capped the Hurricanes best month in a while. They went 10-4 in January, and their previous 10-win month in March 2009 led into their only playoff apppearance since 2006, when they won their only Stanley Cup.dddddddddddd Skinner put Carolina up 2-1 off a draw 1:51 into the second. After Jordan Staal won a faceoff, the puck found Skinners stick and he beat Halak with a wrist shot from the slot that clipped the goalies glove for his seventh goal of the month. "Didnt really mean to bank it off his glove and in," Skinner said. "You just try and get it to the net sometimes." That turned out to be enough support for Khudobin, who earned the decision in every game this month for Carolina. He helped the Hurricanes leapfrog idle Columbus and Philadelphia in the division standings, with 59 points. When the night started, only 11 points separated second place from the cellar in the Metropolitan. The Hurricanes never trailed on Friday, taking advantage of some sloppy play early by the Blues -- who were whistled for three penalties in the opening 11:25. Carolina went up 1-0 when Gerbe one-timed a slick cross-ice pass from Andrej Sekera 3:46 in. "The puck had moved, and there was an opening there and he found a soft area," Sekera said. "He was wide open, so I just tried to get it to him, and he did a pretty good job." The Blues, who have the leagues second-best power-play unit, tied it at 9:23 when Backes beat Khudobin high for his 150th career goal with St. Louis but just his second since Dec. 14. "Its nice to be back on the scoreboard but were more interested in winning," Backes said. 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