Cam Ward came up with 38 saves, backstopping the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on Tuesday.

Brandon Sutter and Tuomo Ruutu scored for the Hurricanes, who had dropped four of their last five coming in.

Jason Spezza scored the lone goal for the Senators, who had a four-game winning streak snapped, but will be heading to the playoffs after a win over the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Craig Anderson gave up both tallies on 31 shots in defeat.