Sharks' rookie goalie shuts out Hurricanes in NHL debut

Karl B DeBlaker/APSharks rookie goaltender Troy Grosenick

RALEIGH, N.C. — San Jose rookie goalkeeper Troy Grosenick stopped everything the Carolina Hurricanes threw at him in a 2-0 win on Sunday.

Grosenick, making his NHL debut, made 45 stops to earn his first win. It was San Jose's third shutout of the season and the first since winning back-to-back shutouts to start the season.

Tomas Hertl scored for the Sharks for his fourth goal of the season.

Hertl scored at 18:46 of the first period on a Sharks' two-on-one drive to the net. Hertl skittered a shot underneath Carolina defenseman Andrej Sekera and between the pads of Anton Khudobin.

Joe Thornton added an empty-net goal with 7.3 seconds left in the game for the Sharks.

San Jose, playing its sixth of a seven-game road trip, evened their record to 3-3 on the trip. The Sharks have played 15 of their first 21 games on the road and will play at Buffalo on Tuesday before returning home.

The Sharks were 0 for 1 on the power play, while Carolina was 0 for 2 with the man advantage.

Carolina lost its third straight game — all by one goal. It marked Carolina's second shutout loss of the season.

San Jose finished with a season-low 19 shots, which also matched a season-low for shots allowed by the Hurricanes.

Khudobin, the Carolina backup goalkeeper, finished with 17 saves and still is seeking his first win at home.

The Hurricanes embark on a five-game road trip beginning on Tuesday at Dallas.

NOTES: Carolina RW Alexander Semin missed his second straight game with an upper body injury. … San Jose C Tomas Hertl has points (1g, 1a) in two straight games. … Sharks RW Barclay Goodrow got an assist for his first point of the season.

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