Spezza's shootout goal lifts Ottawa over Carolina
Ottawa led 2-0 with five minutes to play before late goals from Tuomo Ruutu and Jeff Skinner forced extra play.
Spezza and Zenon Konopka had the Senators' goals in regulation.
The win, Ottawas third straight, stopped the Senators' seven-game losing streak in Raleigh. Cam Ward had 26 saves for the Hurricanes, while Craig Anderson made 32 stops for Ottawa.
Spezza has five goals and 12 points on the season. Skinner has four goals and 10 points.
The Hurricanes outshot the Senators 15-5 and had two power-play opportunities in a scoreless first period before the visitors took the momentum until the final 5 minutes.