Jay Harrison scored the overtime winner for the Carolina Hurricanes, and was quick to credit Cam Ward for the victory.
The Hurricanes' goalie made 45 saves on Thursday night as Carolina escaped Ottawa with a 3-2 victory over the Senators.
Ward's heroics, which included 16 saves in a chaotic second period in which Carolina was outshot 17-3, helped set up Harrison's winner at 2:19 of overtime
''Cam's a great goaltender, and he keeps us in games,'' said Harrison, who banged home the deciding goal off a scramble in front of Senators goalie Craig Anderson. ''He's a huge part of our success, and we owe that to him.
''The fact we were able to get back on the horse in the third period and have a few big penalty kills, score a big power-play goal and then an overtime goal demonstrated we played a pretty solid road game.''
Chad LaRose and Alexander Semin scored in regulation for the Hurricanes, who have won five of their last seven.
Erik Karlsson and Daniel Alfredsson replied for the Se...