Lindholm and Jiri Tlusty also scored for the Hurricanes, who
salvaged the finale of their five-game road trip (1-4-0).
Blue-liner Andrej Sekera extended his point streak to five
contests with a pair of assists and Anton Khudobin turned aside
Martin Havlat and Brent Burns tallied for the Sharks, who were
swept of the two-game season series. Alex Stalock finished with
Carolina took a 1-0 lead with 7:53 remaining in the first period
as Tlusty slipped a backhander between Stalock's pads on a short
breakaway. The advantage lasted only 58 seconds as Havlat buried
a loose puck in the slot after Tyler Kennedy's shot from along
the right-wing boards was blocked.
Burns beat Khudobin from the left hash marks with 28 seconds
left in the session following a turnover to put San Jose ahead.
But Hurricanes captain Eric Staal made a pass from behind the
net to Lindholm, who drilled the puck past Stalock 4:16 into the
second to forge a tie.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to the game, the Hurricanes agreed to terms
with Khudobin on a two-year contract worth $4.5 million. ... San
Jose LW Raffi Torres registered an assist, giving him four
points (three goals) in three games since returning from a torn
anterior cruciate ligament suffered during the preseason. ...
Sekera's two assists gave him a career-high 27 on the season,
eclipsing his previous best set in 2010-11 while with Buffalo.
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