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Ales Hemsky scores only SO goal, lifts Senators to 2-1 win over Hurricanes

  • Carolina Hurricanes Alexander Semin tries to handle the puck past Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson under pressure from Marc Methot (3) and Erik Condra (22) during second period NHL action Monday March 31, 2014 in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Carolina Hurricanes Alexander Semin tries to handle the puck past Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson under pressure from Marc Methot (3) and Erik Condra (22) during second period NHL action Monday March 31, 2014 in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes Andrei Loktionov slides along the ice behind Ottawa Senators Kyle Turris as he tries to score on goalie Cam Ward during second period NHL action Monday March 31, 2014 in Ottawa.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Carolina Hurricanes Andrei Loktionov slides along the ice behind Ottawa Senators Kyle Turris as he tries to score on goalie Cam Ward during second period NHL action Monday March 31, 2014 in Ottawa. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ottawa Senators Ales Hemsky lies on top of Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward during first period NHL action Monday, March 31, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Ottawa Senators Ales Hemsky lies on top of Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward during first period NHL action Monday, March 31, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

Ales Hemsky scored the only goal of the shootout, and the Ottawa Senators edged the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Monday night.

Hemsky fired a shot off the post and into the net behind Cam Ward in the second round to give the Senators their third straight win and fourth in fifth games.

Craig Anderson stopped all three Carolina shooters, including Elias Lindholm with the final attempt, to earn the victory.

Mika Zibanejad scored in regulation for the Senators, and Anderson made 30 saves.

Jeff Skinner had the lone goal for Carolina, which got 28 saves from Ward before the shootout.

Coincidental minor penalties in overtime had the teams playing 3-on-3 hockey for two minutes. Kyle Turris had the best opportunity for the Senators but his shot went over the net.

Carolina's Alex Semin had Anderson beaten on a 2 on 1 but his backhander went wide.