Kris Versteeg goals lift Hurricanes past Flames
Calgary 0-15 when trailing after 1st
Kris Versteeg scored twice to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
Victor Rask, Elias Lindholm and Joakim Nordstrom also scored for Carolina. The Hurricanes led 3-0 early in the second period and chased Calgary goalie Karri Ramo. Eddie Lack made 33 saves for Carolina.
Calgary got goals from Jiri Hudler and Joe Colborne. It fell to 0-15 when trailing after one period.
Versteeg scored his first on a pass from Eric Staal to put Carolina ahead 3-0 at 3:50 of the second. He scored again on a power play with 8:47 left in the third for a 4-2 advantage.
Rask and Lindholm scored first-period goals. Lindholm's came on a penalty shot with 2:33 left.
Hudler scored his sixth of the season and first in 15 games midway through the second, knocking in a pass from Mark Giordano.
Colborne scored for Calgary 5:01 into the third to make it 3-2. The Flames pushed hard out of the final intermission and had the first 10 shots of the last period.
Carolina held on thanks to its penalty killing. The Hurricanes killed off five penalties and have stalled 53 of 61 power plays this season at home.
Nordstrom scored 32 seconds after Versteeg to seal it.