Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/23/11

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 23: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against the New Jersey Devils during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 23, 2009 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Hurricanes 1-0 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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 3 minutes in off the skate of an Ottawa defenseman. 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 ov...
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