Final - 2OT
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Resurgent Sens down Hurricanes in SO

Oct 26, 2011 - 4:36 AM Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Jason Spezza scored in the second round of the shootout, lifting the Ottawa Senators over the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-2.

Spezza and Zenon Konopka scored in regulation for the Senators, who have won three in a row since a three-game skid.

Craig Anderson stopped 32-of-34 shots for Ottawa, which picked up its first victory of the season (1-3-0) on the road.

The Senators played without captain Daniel Alfredsson (hip flexor).

"I thought we had a solid team effort," Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean said. "I thought (Anderson) gave us confidence, but we played well in our own end."

Tuomo Ruutu and Jeff Skinner lit the lamp for the Hurricanes, who have dropped three straight since a three-game winning streak.

Cam Ward made 26 saves for Carolina, which had taken seven straight over the Senators in Raleigh. Ottawa won in North Carolina for the first time since December 12, 2007.

Down 2-0, Carolina got on the board with 4:52 to play. All Ottawa had to do was touch the puck for an icing, but the disc took a weird bounce off the back wall. The puck ended up in front of the net for Ruutu, whose backhander beat Anderson.

The Hurricanes went on the power play over two minutes later when Ottawa's David Rundblad was sent to the penalty box for holding. Following a left- circle faceoff win, Jamie McBain fired a wrister on net from the point. Skinner deflected the disc past Anderson to make it 2-2.

"Down 2-0 like that, especially with the amount of time left on the clock, and we were able to battle back," McBain said. "Just shows the character that we have in the room to never stop believing. One point is better than none."

Anderson made six saves in overtime, while Ward stopped one shot.

Skinner, Jussi Jokinen and Ruutu were all stuffed by Anderson in the shootout.

The Hurricanes outshot the Senators by a 15-5 margin in a scoreless first period.

Ottawa dominated the middle stanza and had two goals to show for it. Konopka got the Senators on the board just 6:30 into the frame. Konopka received a pass from Sergei Gonchar and beat Ward with a snap shot from the middle of the left circle.

Spezza scored a power-play goal with 1:24 left to make it a 2-0 game. Gonchar's shot from the point set up a rebound in front for Colin Greening, who put the puck between the legs of Ward. The disc hit off the post before sliding across the line. Spezza came charging in to chip the puck into the net.

Anderson made seven saves in the second period.

Game Notes

Carolina took three of four from Ottawa last season...The Senators recalled forward Kaspars Daugavins from Binghamton of the AHL on Monday. He had three shots in Tuesday's game...Carolina recalled forward Zach Boychuk from the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL and placed forward Zac Dalpe (lower body) on injured reserve.