RALEIGH, N.C., March 18 (UPI) -- Defenseman Wade Redden's goal with 6:22 remaining turned out to be the game-winner Tuesday night as the Ottawa Senators became the first team to reach the 100-point plateau with a 6-5 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Senators nearly squandered five two-goal leads before holding on for their league-leading 46th win.
Ottawa rookie Jason Spezza scored twice for his first career multi-goal game. He beat Weekes with a high wrist shot in the second period, then put the puck between the goalie's pads early in the third.
Damian Surma batted a puck out of mid-air and past Patrick Lalime 32 seconds before Spezza's tally, notching his first NHL goal for Carolina.
The Hurricanes had a chance to tie with three minutes to play, but Jeff O'Neill's shot bounced off Lalime and hit the base of the goalpost.
The Senators extended their unbeaten streak against Carolina to eight games (6
2) and have recorded at least a point in the last 10 meetings (7