Ceci's third-period goal lifts Senators over Hurricanes 4-2

Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil gets high-fives from his teammates after an assist on a goal by Senators' Zack Smith, not shown, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Cody Ceci scored the winning goal early in the third period and the Ottawa Senators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Thursday night.

Alex Chiasson, Zack Smith and Mark Stone also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson stopped 30 shots.

Jordan Staal and Riley Nash scored for the Hurricanes, and Eddie Lack made 18 saves. Carolina didn't get a point for the first time in six games.

Ceci put Ottawa ahead 3:50 into the third. His shot was deflected, and the puck floated behind Lack for a 3-2 edge. Stone added an empty-netter at 19:59.