OTTAWA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Antoine Vermette scored twice Thursday and the Ottawa Senators produced three goals during a span of 2:23 in the second period to roll past Carolina 5-1.
Carolina's lone goal came from Ray Whitney. The Hurricanes have dropped a season-worst four straight.
Ottawa had a 1-0 lead after one period and the Senators then put the game away with a three-goal outburst beginning 11:09 into the second.
Earlier Thursday, Carolina traded Craig Adams to Chicago for future considerations. Adams ranked third all time in games played for the Hurricanes (427).