Hurricanes allow 3 third period goals, drop third straight

Blake Coleman's shorthanded goal rallied the Flames past the Hurricanes

Hurricanes forward Seth Jarvis, left, tries to get the puck past Flames goalie Dustin Wolf, right, as defenseman Noah Hanifin defends during Calgary's 3-2 win Thursday. (Jeff McIntosh / The Canadian Press via AP)

CALGARY, Alberta — Blake Coleman had a short-handed goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Thursday night.

Coleman scored the go-ahead goal at 11:44 of the third period. Rasmus Andersson and Connor Zary also scored in the third for Calgary, which faced a two-goal deficit after one period.

Calgary’s Dustin Wolf made 30 saves in his second career NHL start. Wolf, the American Hockey League’s most valuable player and top goalie last season, was called up Tuesday. He played almost two periods in relief of Dan Vladar in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to Minnesota.

Stefan Noesen and Michael Bunting scored for Carolina. Pyotr Kochetkov stopped 24 shots one night after he was pulled early in a 6-1 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton.

The question of which goalie can step forward in the absence of Jacob Markstrom has been the buzz around the Flames since Markstrom fractured a finger on his right blocker hand in Monday’s practice. Markstrom’s status is week to week.

After a lackluster 40 minutes, the Flames broke loose in the third period, scoring twice in an 81-second span followed by Coleman’s shorthanded goal.

“We’ve got a lot of guys that aren’t pulling their weight,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “Plain and simple. … There’s a lot of others that need to look in the mirror.”

Calgary successfully challenged for goaltender interference on what would have been a Sebastian Aho tying goal with just under five minutes remaining in regulation.

Coleman collected the puck off a neutral-zone turnover by the Hurricanes. He skated into the zone and beat Kochetkov with a wrist shot to the corner of the net from the high slot.

Andersson pounced on a loose puck in the slot and beat Kochetkov on a backhand shot at 5:42 of the third. Adam Ruzicka’s shot squeezed through the goaltender’s pads and Zary batted the puck into the net at 7:03.

After killing off the first of two Calgary power-play chances in the first period, the Hurricanes led 2-0 by the 8:49 mark. The Flames turned the puck over high in the offensive zone and Bunting tipped in a shot by Dmitry Orlov.

Calgary gave up the first goal in its eighth straight game and for the 13th time in 17 games dating to Nov. 1.

Noesen redirected a shot by Jaccob Slavin from the blue line at 2:05, following an offensive-zone faceoff.

The Hurricanes continue their six-game road trip Saturday in Vancouver.