NHL

Versteeg's 2 goals lift Hurricanes past Flames 5-2

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, putting 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 lead.