Ryan, Stone lead Senators to 4-1 win over Hurricanes

The Ottawa Senators celebrate a goal by Bobby Ryan during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Friday, Jan. 18, 20

The Ottawa Senators celebrate a goal by Bobby Ryan during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Friday, Jan. 18, 20

Ottawa Senators' Magnus Paajarvi (56) celebrates his goal with teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against

Ottawa Senators' Magnus Paajarvi (56) celebrates his goal with teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against

Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark (71) collides with Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson (31) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Fr

Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark (71) collides with Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson (31) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Fr

Ottawa Senators' Zack Smith (15) tries to wrap the puck around the net and into the goal, near Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) during the t

Ottawa Senators' Zack Smith (15) tries to wrap the puck around the net and into the goal, near Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) during the t

Ottawa Senators' Mark Stone (61), followed by Carolina Hurricanes' Trevor van Riemsdyk (57), shoots the puck past goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) but fail

Ottawa Senators' Mark Stone (61), followed by Carolina Hurricanes' Trevor van Riemsdyk (57), shoots the puck past goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) but fail

The Ottawa Senators celebrate a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 18,

The Ottawa Senators celebrate a goal against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Jan. 18,

Ottawa Senators' Mark Borowiecki (74) tussles with Carolina Hurricanes' Micheal Ferland (79) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan

Ottawa Senators' Mark Borowiecki (74) tussles with Carolina Hurricanes' Micheal Ferland (79) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan

Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) works between Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson (31) and Senators' Cody Ceci (5) during the first p

Carolina Hurricanes' Jordan Martinook (48) works between Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson (31) and Senators' Cody Ceci (5) during the first p

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone scored 13 seconds apart in the second period, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 Friday night.

Magnus Paajarvi and Christian Wolanin also scored for Ottawa, which has won four of five after an eight-game losing streak. Anders Nilsson made 33 saves to improve to 4-1 in his last five starts after going 0-10-1 in his previous 11.

Ryan and Stone's goals pushed the Senators' lead to 3-0 and they held on from there to get their first regulation win in Raleigh since Dec. 2007.

Warren Foegele scored for Carolina, which saw it's five-game home winning streak snapped. Petr Mrazek stopped 22 shots in place of injured starter Curtis McElhinney.

Paajarvi opened the scoring with just under five minutes remaining in a sleepy first period as he batted a rebound out of mid-air mid-air past Mrazek's right pad.

The Senators' 13-second flurry in the second changed the dynamic of the game.

After the Hurricanes repeatedly failed to clear the puck out of their own zone, Ryan sneaked all alone in front of the Carolina net and chipped in Ryan Dzingel's pass to double Ottawa's lead.

Before Ryan's goal could even be announced, Stone took a draw won by Chris Tierney at the top of the left faceoff circle and snapped a wrist shot through traffic and over Mrazek's left shot shoulder into the net.

The Hurricanes got on the board when Foegele intercepted Mark Borowiecki's clearing attempt toward the corner and redirected the puck off Nilsson's stick from a short angle, but Wolanin's goal in the waning minutes of the period gave Ottawa a three-goal advantage heading into the final period.

That was more than enough, as Nilsson stopped all 12 shots he faced in the third to finish off the win.

NOTES: Nino Niederreiter made his Carolina debut after being acquired in a trade with Minnesota on Thursday. Niederreiter started the game on the left wing and had four shots in 16:30 on the ice. ... McElhinney (knee) did not dress for the Hurricanes. He is day-to-day. ... Carolina was 16-0-2 in its last 18 home games against Ottawa, with the Senators' only wins coming via shootout.

UP NEXT

Senators: At St. Louis on Saturday.

Hurricanes: At Edmonton on Sunday.

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