The Carolina Hurricanes got another strong game from goalie Cam Ward and a three-goal second period in beating the Ottawa Senators 4-1 at PNC Arena, ending a four-game winless streak.

After a strong first period from Ward, who had several high-quality saves and a spectacular stop on Colin Greening, the Canes tied it 1-1 on Pat Dwyer’s bullet of a shot from the right circle.

Tuomo Ruutu’s goal, on a sharp pass from Eric Staal pushed the Canes ahead 2-1, and Elias Lindholm’s power-play goal made it 3-1. Eric Staal had an empty-net goal late for a three-point game for Carolina (9-10-5).

Jason Spezza's goal just 1:07 into the first period gave the Senators a 1-0 lead after one.

In the second, Jordan Staal’s line followed up a strong shift from the fourth line. Staal kept the puck alive and Dwyer beat Sens goalie Robin Lehner with a top-shelf shot.

Ruutu scored his second goal of the season, and second in four games, with a quick wrister. Lindholm then scored on the power play after some strong work by Eric Staal, who kept possession as he circled the net and got the puck to Lindholm.

Lindholm, recalled Friday from the Charlotte Checkers (AHL), moved in from the bottom of the right circle and ripped a top-shelf shot for his second career goal. It was the Canes’ first three-goal period since Oct. 19 against the New York Islanders.

In the first, Spezza followed up his own shot from the slot and knocked in the rebound as the Senators showed more early jump than the Canes.

Both teams were coming off Saturday road games -- the Canes losing a 3-2 overtime game in Boston and Ottawa winning 4-2 in a physical game in Detroit.