RALEIGH, N.C. — Tuomo Ruutu tipped in Jay Harrison's slap shot in overtime, lifting the Carolina Hurricanes past the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Friday night.
Cam Ward made 22 saves for Carolina, which won its first overtime game of the season. The Hurricanes outshot the Senators 38-23, including 29-14 through the first two periods.
Carolina dominated the early play but couldn't get much past Craig Anderson, who stopped 36 shots for Ottawa. The Hurricanes had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:52 just past the midway point of the first period, but Anderson saved all their chances.
Andreas Nodl scored for Carolina less than three minutes in off the skate of an Ottawa defenceman. Nodl's goal was his second of the season — both coming in the last two games.
Filip Kuba countered for the Senators with 2:45 left in the first, sending a bouncing shot through the Ward's legs.
The teams remained scoreless until overtime, when Ruutu got his stick on Harrison's blast 1:36 into the extra period.
Carolina had not won an overtime game or one that went to a shootout this season, a total of six games. The last time Carolina won a game that was tied after regulation was a shootout win at the Washington Capitals on March 29.
Before Ruutu's goal, the last time Carolina scored a 4-on-4 overtime goal to win was March 18 against the New York Islanders.
Ottawa fell to 5-5 this season in overtime games.
NOTES: Tim Brent, Joni Pitkanen and Derek Joslin were scratches for Carolina. Ottawa's scratches were leading goal scorer Milan Michalek and defenceman Brian Lee ... Ottawa played its second of back-to-back games after beating Florida 4-3 in overtime at home Thursday night ... The Senators won the previous two meetings this season, 3-2 in Raleigh in October and 4-3 in Ottawa in November ... Carolina's Riley Nash, playing his second NHL game, recorded his first point with an assist on Nodl's goal. Nash was originally credited with the goal before replays showed otherwise ... Nash and Senators forward Colin Greening were former college linemates at Cornell.