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RALEIGH, N.C. – Tomas Hertl scored his fourth goal of the season and rookie goalkeeper Troy Grosenick stopped 45 shots in his NHL debut to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 2-0 win over Carolina on Sunday.
Hertl scored at 18:46 of the first period on a Sharks' two-on-one drive to the net. His shot skittered 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 (10-8-2), playing its sixth game 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.
Carolina lost its third straight game, all by one goal.
Khudobin (0-4-2), the Carolina backup goalkeeper, finished with 17 saves and is still seeking his first win at home.
The Hurricanes embark on a five-game road trip beginning Tuesday at Dallas.