Martin Jones collects 23rd career shutout

Martin Jones (Mark Mauno, Wikimedia Commons)

Martin Jones of North Vancouver, British Columbia notched his 23rd National Hockey League career shutout on Saturday. Jones made 39 saves as the San Jose Sharks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jones made 10 saves in the first period, 14 saves in the second period and 15 saves in the third period. Joel Eriksson Ek of Karlstad, Sweden led the Wild with five shots on goal.

Offensively for San Jose, Melker Karlsson of Lycksele, Sweden and Dylan Gambrell of Bonney Lake, Washington, scored the two Sharks goals. Meanwhile, the Sharks other Karlsson, defenseman Erik Karlsson broke his thumb in San Jose’s 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. Karlsson, who won the Norris Trophy with the Ottawa Senators in 2012 and 2015, will need surgery and will be out for the rest of the 2019-20 NHL regular season.

The fact that Jones notched a shutout for the Sharks on Saturday could have come as a bit of a surprise. That is because he is no longer the Sharks number one goaltender, as he lost the position to Aaron Dell of Airdrie, Alberta. In 34 games this season, Jones has a record of 14 wins, 17 regulation losses, two losses in extra time, a goals against average of 3.15 and a save percentage of .894.


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