Martin Jones notches 30th career NHL shutout

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Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Martin Jones of North Vancouver, British Columbia collected his 30th career National Hockey League shutout on Tuesday. He accomplished the feat in a 3-0 Maple Leafs win over the Los Angeles Kings at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

Jones made 31 saves in the contest. He made six saves in the first period, 13 saves in the second period, and 12 saves in the third period. Kevin Fiala led the Kings with six shots on goal.

Offensively for the Maple Leafs on Tuesday, two Canadian natives had multi-point games. Calgary native William Nylander scored twice, and Tyler Bertuzzi of Sudbury, Ontario had two assists.

This was Jones’s second shutout of the season. He also blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 7-0 in a Maple Leafs win on December 16. In 2023-24, Jones has a record of five wins and three losses with a goals against average of 2.37 and a save percentage of .926.

Jones has recorded a NHL shutout with four different teams. He has 18 with the San Jose Sharks, seven with the Kings, three with the Seattle Kraken, and now two with the Maple Leafs.

It looks like the Maple Leafs are making a commitment to Jones, and moving away from Ilya Samsonov. On Sunday, the Maple Leafs put Samsonov on waivers.

With the win on Wednesday, the Maple Leafs improve to a record of 18 wins, 10 regulation losses, and seven losses in extra time for 43 points. They are third in the Atlantic Division.

 

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