Ottawa 3, Carolina 2

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 4-5-0-0 3-2-0-0 1-3-0-0 W3
Carolina 3-3-2-1 1-1-0-1 2-2-2-0 L3


Jason Spezza extended his goal-scoring streak to four games and also netted the lone shootout tally as the Ottawa Senators posted their third straight victory, 3-2 over the host Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Enforcer Zenon Konopka also scored and Sergei Gonchar notched two assists for Ottawa, which halted its seven-game losing streak in Carolina.

Spezza beat Cam Ward with a snap shot in the second round of the shootout and Craig Anderson denied Tuomo Ruutu on Carolina's final attempt to end the Senators' four-game slide on the road.

After a scoreless first period, Konopka and Spezza scored in the second to give Ottawa a 2-0 lead, with Spezza converting a power-play opportunity with 84 seconds remaining in the session.

Anderson, who made 32 saves, was less than five minutes away from his 17th career shutout before Carolina rallied. Ruutu broke through with 4:52 to go, and reigning Calder Trophy winner Jeff Skinner scored 6 seconds after Senators defenseman David Rundblad was whistled for holding with 2:31 left in regulation.

Ward stopped 26 shots as the Hurricanes have lost three in a row.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Carolina
Sergei Gonchar 2 Points Tuomo Ruutu 1
Zenon Konopka 1 Goals Tuomo Ruutu 1
Sergei Gonchar 2 Assists Jay Harrison 1
Jason Spezza 1 Power Play Goals Jeff Skinner 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .941 Save Percentage Cam Ward .929
Craig Anderson 32 Saves Cam Ward 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 28 3 1-1 3-4 8 27
Carolina 34 2 1-4 0-1 2 30

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play its next game at home against Chicago. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game at home against Florida. The Senators have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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