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Ryan Kesler has 2 goals to send Canucks to 3-2 victory over Hurricanes

  • Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) and Justin Faulk (27) defend as Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler (17) tries to score during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward (30) and Justin Faulk (27) defend as Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler (17) tries to score during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) defends as Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen (36), of Denmark, shoots during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Faulk (27) defends as Vancouver Canucks' Jannik Hansen (36), of Denmark, shoots during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu (15), of Finland, and Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev (8) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Carolina Hurricanes' Tuomo Ruutu (15), of Finland, and Vancouver Canucks' Chris Tanev (8) chase the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Kesler scored two goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.

Tom Sestito also scored for the Canucks and Jason Garrison had two assists. Backup goalie Eddie Lack made 29 saves to help Vancouver pick up its third win in its past 11 games.

Kesler's second goal capped a stretch where the teams combined to score three goals in 37 seconds.

Jordan Staal and Nathan Gerbe scored for Carolina. Cam Ward made 27 saves.

The Hurricanes squandered six power-play opportunities against the NHL's best penalty-killing unit and have lost six of their past eight games.