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Senators 3, Hurricanes 2, SO

Tuesday, 10.25.2011 / 9:53 PM

Michael Smith

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Senators 3, Hurricanes 2, SO
Ottawa Senators 3, Carolina Hurricanes 2
Three Stars of the Game
Jeff Skinner
1st
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:41
Craig Anderson
2nd
Craig Anderson
SA: 34TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 27-28
PIM: 0PP: 5-6
SV%: .941SH: 0-0
Tuomo Ruutu
3rd
Tuomo Ruutu
RW
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:12

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.

Ottawa led 2-0 with five minutes to play before late goals from Tuomo Ruutu and Jeff Skinner forced extra play.

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.

And the Hurricanes tied it on a power play at 17:29, as Skinner deflected Jamie McBain's shot from the high slot down and past Anderson with Eric Staal on the second 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.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
06:30
OTT
Zenon Konopka (1) Snap shot - ASST: Sergei Gonchar (5), Jesse Winchester (1)
1 - 0 OTT
18:36
OTT
PPG - Jason Spezza (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Colin Greening (3), Sergei Gonchar (6)
2 - 0 OTT
3rd Period
15:08
CAR
Tuomo Ruutu (3) Backhand shot - ASST: Jay Harrison (2)
2 - 1 OTT
17:29
CAR
PPG - Jeff Skinner (4) Deflected shot - ASST: Jamie McBain (3), Eric Staal (2)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCAROTTTOTAL
1J. Skinner
M. Michalek
0 - 0
2J. Jokinen
J. Spezza
0 - 1
3T. Ruutu
0 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
11:28
OTT
Nick Foligno  Holding against  Tim Gleason
17:04
OTT
Jared Cowen  Interference against  Jeff Skinner
2nd Period
17:47
CAR
Jay Harrison  Hooking against  Zack Smith
3rd Period
08:14
OTT
Zack Smith  Holding against  Eric Staal
17:23
OTT
David Rundblad  Holding against  Jeff Skinner
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
4-2-0
SA: 34TOI: 65:00
Saves: 32EV: 27 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .941SH: 0 - 0
Cam Ward
SA: 28TOI: 64:58
Saves: 26EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .929SH: 2 - 2