|OTT||0||2||0||0||1 (1 - 2)||3|
|CAR||0||0||2||0||0 (0 - 3)||2|
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Jason Spezza beat Cam Ward between the pads on the second round of the shootout, giving the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Spezza and Zenon Konopka had the Senators' goals in regulation.
The win, Ottawa's third straight, stopped the Senators' seven-game losing streak in Raleigh. Cam Ward had 26 saves for the Hurricanes, while Craig Anderson made 32 stops for Ottawa.
Spezza has five goals and 12 points on the season. Skinner has four goals and 10 points.
The Hurricanes outshot the Senators 15-5 and had two power-play opportunities in a scoreless first period before the visitors took the momentum until the final 5 minutes.
Ottawa took the lead at 6:30 of the second, as Konopka beat Ward from the left circle on a rush with assists to Gonchar and Jesse Winchester. It was Konopka's first goal and Winchester's first point of the season.
Spezza doubled the lead on the power play at 18:36 of the second on a tip-in with Colin Greening and Gonchar on the helpers.
Ruutu got Carolina on the board at 15:08 of the third, when he intercepted Gonchar's clearing attempt in the low slot and slipped the puck past Anderson for his third goal of the season. Jay Harrison had the sole assist.
Notes: Ottawa RW and captain Daniel Alfredsson was scratched with an injured right hip flexor and is day-to-day. Carolina RW Anthony Stewart was out with a lower body injury. Carolina LW Zach Boychuk was recalled for the first time this season from Charlotte (AHL), while C Zac Dalpe was placed on Injured Reserve (lower body) retroactive to Oct. 14 . Carolina, in black jerseys for the second time this season, began a stretch in which seven of 10 games are at home.
|Zenon Konopka (1) ASST: Sergei Gonchar (5), Jesse Winchester (1)|
1 - 0 OTT
|PPG - Jason Spezza (5) ASST: Colin Greening (3), Sergei Gonchar (6)|
2 - 0 OTT
|Tuomo Ruutu (3) ASST: Jay Harrison (2)|
2 - 1 OTT
|PPG - Jeff Skinner (4) ASST: Jamie McBain (3), Eric Staal (2)|
2 - 2 Tie
|1||J. Skinner||M. Michalek|
|2||J. Jokinen||J. Spezza|
|Nick Foligno Holding against Tim Gleason|
|Jared Cowen Interference against Jeff Skinner|
|Jay Harrison Hooking against Zack Smith|
|Zack Smith Holding against Eric Staal|
|David Rundblad Holding against Jeff Skinner|
|SA: 34||TOI: 65:00|
|Saves: 32||EV: 27 - 28|
|PIM: 0||PP: 5 - 6|
|SV%: .941||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 28||TOI: 64:58|
|Saves: 26||EV: 23 - 24|
|PIM: 0||PP: 1 - 2|
|SV%: .929||SH: 2 - 2|