Raleigh, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – The Sharks played more like passengers than
Pacific Division contenders on Sunday. Good thing Troy Grosenick showed no
fear in his first NHL appearance.
Grosenick stopped all 45 shots he faced to record his first career shutout in
his first-ever start, while Tomas Hertl supplied all the offense the rookie
netminder needed, as San Jose claimed a 2-0 victory over Carolina
Grosenick, 25, who helped lead Union College to the Frozen Four in 2012, had
gone 7-2-1 with a 2.73 goals-against average in 10 games for Worcester of the
American Hockey League.
Joe Thornton notched a late empty-net tally for the Sharks, who improved to
3-3-0 on their current seven-game road trip which ends on Tuesday in Buffalo.
Anton Khudobin made 17 saves for the Hurricanes, who have lost three in a row
and have scored just two goals during the skid.