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

Carolina Hurricanes' Kris Versteeg (32) is congratulated by Eric Staal (12) following Versteeg's goal against the Calgary Flames' during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Carolina won 5-2. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) 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.