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Eric Staal gets 3 points, Cam Ward makes 35 saves as Hurricanes beat Senators 4-1

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu (15), of Finland, battles between Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and Erik Karlsson (65) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh , N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu (15), of Finland, battles between Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) and Erik Karlsson (65) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh , N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators' Jason Spezza (19) put the rebounding puck off Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward, bottom, into the net for a goal with Hurricanes' Jay Harrison (44) standing by during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Ottawa Senators' Jason Spezza (19) put the rebounding puck off Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward, bottom, into the net for a goal with Hurricanes' Jay Harrison (44) standing by during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Nathan Gerbe, right, is boarded by Ottawa Senators' Chris Phillips during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Phillips received a two minute minor for the play. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Nathan Gerbe, right, is boarded by Ottawa Senators' Chris Phillips during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Phillips received a two minute minor for the play. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)  (The Associated Press)

Eric Staal had a goal and two assists, goalie Cam Ward stopped 35 shots and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Sunday.

Jason Spezza gave Ottawa the lead 1:07 in with his 10th goal of the season, but Carolina scored three times in the second period.

Patrick Dwyer, Tuomo Ruutu and rookie Elias Lindholm each scored for the Hurricanes, who have won 10 of 11 at home against Ottawa. Staal scored an empty-net goal with 2:29 left.