RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — 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.
WILD 4, JETS 3, OT
ST. PAUL (AP) — Marco Scandella scored at 1:01 of overtime after missing two games with an illness to give the Minnesota Wild a 4-3 win over Winnipeg.
Minnesota was reeling after blowing a 3-0 lead in the third period and getting outplayed by the scrappy Jets. But Scandella’s third goal of the season — a low wrist shot from just inside the blue line that beat Michael Hutchinson — prevented the Wild from losing their second game this year after losing a three-goal lead.
Zach Parise scored two goals in his return from a concussion and helped give Minnesota a 3-0 lead after the first. But Winnipeg scored three goals in five minutes in the third to tie it and fire up the loud contingent of Jets fans.
Michael Frolik ended Niklas Backstrom’s shutout bid at 5:55 with a wrist shot from the left side of the net. Then Evander Kane scored his second goal this season when his backhander from the bottom of the right circle bounced off Backstrom’s pads and in between his legs at 8:19.
Less than three minutes later, Adam Pardy’s shot from the point deflected off Andrew Ladd to make it 3-3.