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Grosenick eyeing record after third straight shutout

Troy Grosenick made 32 saves on Saturday night as the San Jose Barracuda defeated Bakersfield, 5-0, at SAP Center at San Jose.

It was the third consecutive shutout and fifth straight scoreless appearance for Grosenick, who is now within reach of the AHL record book.

Grosenick has not allowed a goal in his last 241:36 of action, putting him less than 63 minutes shy of the all-time AHL record held by current Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray. Murray shut out AHL opponents for 304:11 during his remarkable 2014-15 season.

Grosenick left his start on Nov. 22 at Bakersfield due to injury, having stopped all five shots he faced. He returned to action on Dec. 8 vs. Stockton and made 23 saves in two periods of scoreless relief, then posted back-to-back shutouts of San Diego on Dec. 10 and 11, earning CCM/AHL Player of the Week honors.

For the season, Grosenick is 6-4-1 in 13 appearances for the Barracuda. He ranks fifth in the AHL with a 1.80 goals-against average and third with a .935 save percentage. Five of his six victories have come via shutout.

San Jose is next in action on Sunday afternoon vs. Ontario (6 p.m. ET, AHL Live).