OTTAWA, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott allowed only a second-period, power-play goal Tuesday and made 23 saves, leading Ottawa to a 5-1 victory over Carolina.
It was Carolina's third straight loss.
Heatley scored 3:45 into the game and Dean McAmmond recorded an unassisted goal to give the Senators a 2-0 lead after one period.
Although he surrendered five goals, Cam Ward made 40 saves in losing his third straight start. It was his highest single-game save total since stopping 57 shots against the New York Islanders in October.
Mike Fisher gave Ottawa a 4-1 lead in the third period. The goal came in his 500th career game. He is sixth on the Senators all-time games played list.