RALEIGH, N.C. - Warren Foegele had a goal and an assist in his NHL debut, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Monday night.
Brock McGinn and Valentin Zykov scored 98 seconds apart in the second period, Sebastian Aho had an empty-netter with 1:59 remaining and Derek Ryan had two assists to help the Hurricanes win their third straight.
Carolina, still a serious longshot to make the playoffs for the first time since 200, moved within seven points of idle New Jersey for the eighth post-season spot in the East with six games left.
Bobby Ryan scored and Craig Anderson stopped 26 shots for the Senators, who lost their fifth straight and have been outscored 22-7 in their last four. The Hurricanes beat them twice in three nights by a combined 9-3 score.
Cam Ward made 19 saves for Carolina, which recalled Foegele from its AHL affiliate in Charlotte during a day off Sunday.
His first career goal came with 1:08 left in the first when he skated up the end line and slipped the puck between Anderson's glove and the post.
He assisted on Zykov's go-ahead goal with 5:22 left in the second, with the physical Russian forward poking in the rebound of Foegele's shot to make it 2-1.