OTTAWA (AP) – Martin Gerber made 35 saves to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Two of Ottawa’s three losses this season have come against Carolina.

Ray Whitney and Mike Commodore scored second-period goals for the Hurricanes (13-3-1), who have won nine of their last 10 games.

Dominik Hasek made 17 saves while Daniel Alfredsson scored the lone goal for the Senators (13-3-0), picking up his 600th NHL career point in the process.

After a scoreless first period that featured seven minor penalties, the Hurricanes opened the scoring 12 seconds into the second on a power-play goal from Whitney. Commodore made it 2-0 with 42 seconds remaining in the period, beating a screened Hasek with a shot from the point.

Despite having a number of good chances, including a breakaway by Jason Spezza, the Senators were unable to solve Gerber. It marked just the second time this season that Ottawa was held scoreless through two periods.

The Senators finally beat Gerber at 3:55 of the third as Alfredsson scored his 16th goal of the season.

Carolina went 1-for-7 on the power play while the Senators were 0-for-8 and failed to capitalize on a 40-second two-man advantage in the third.

Notes: Ottawa D Christoph Schubert was a healthy scratch. … Hurricanes C Kevyn Adams played in his 200th game with Carolina. … The Hurricanes were without LW Josef Vasicek (left knee), D Andrew Hutchinson (hip), D Niklas Wallin (wrist) and D Glen Wesley (groin).

AP-ES-11-15-05 2214EST


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