RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Kesler scored a pair of goals Sunday, providing the difference in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 victory over Carolina.
Kessler first scored during a 5-on-3 power play 3:24 into the game and Tom Sestito doubled the Canucks' advantage later in the first period.
But that deadlock lasted less than a minute as Kesler notched his second goal, putting Vancouver ahead to stay.
Eddie Lack stopped 29-of-31 shots for the Canucks, who were coming off a 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers Friday.
Cam Ward made 27 saves for Carolina.