Martin Jones records 25th career shutout

Martin Jones (Mark Mauno, Wikimedia Commons)

Martin Jones of North Vancouver, British Columbia recorded his 25th career shutout on Friday as the San Jose Sharks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Jones made 30 saves in the contest with seven saves in the first period, 14 saves in the second period, and nine saves in the third period.

Adrian Kempe led the Kings with four shots on goal. Offensively for the Sharks, San Jose was led by Rudolfs Balcers, who had one goal and two assists for three points. The only other Sharks player with a multi-point game was Tomas Hertl, who had one goal and one assist for two points. San Jose’s other goal scorer was Timo Meier.

With the win, Jones now improves to a record of 13 wins, seven regulation losses, and two losses in extra time. He has a goals-against average of 3.08 and a save percentage of .903. Of Jones’s 25 career National Hockey League shutouts, 23 have come with the San Jose Sharks, and the other two with the Los Angeles Kings.

The Sharks still find themselves in contention for a playoff spot in the West Division. With a record of 16 wins, 16 regulation losses, and four losses in extra time, they have 36 points and are three points back of the fourth-place Arizona Coyotes.

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