RALEIGH, N.C. - Manny Malhotra had two goals and an assist, leading the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
It was the third straight win for Carolina, which is 11-0-1 in its last 12 home games against Ottawa.
The result moved the Hurricanes, who had a 4-0 lead in the second period, a point ahead of the Senators in the Eastern Conference standings.
Nathan Gerbe added a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes, while Eric Staal, Riley Nash and Tuomo Ruutu scored.
Kyle Turris scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season for Ottawa, which also got a goal from Mike Zibanejad. Clarke MacArthur and Eric Gryba each had two assists for the Senators.
Carolina goalie Anton Khudobin had 23 saves.
Ottawa goalie Robin Lehner, playing for the first time in five games, was pulled after the second period with a 5-3 deficit and finished with 17 saves. Craig Anderson stopped nine shots in the third.