Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Patrick Dwyer's short-handed tally late in the second capped Carolina's three-goal frame and proved to be the difference on Wednesday, as the Hurricanes held off the New Jersey Devils, 4-3, in the opener of a home-and-home set at Prudential Center.
Tuomo Ruutu and Ron Hainsey also lit the lamp in the second, while Justin Faulk opened the scoring in the first with his first of the season for the Hurricanes, who have won two straight on the heels of a four-game slide.
Cam Ward backstopped the victory with 19 saves.
Travis Zajac, Andy Greene and Jaromir Jagr each scored once for the Devils, who have dropped their last three games.
Martin Brodeur allowed all four goals on 22 shots in defeat.