Martin Jones records 29th career NHL shutout

Martin Jones (Mark Mauno, Wikimedia Commons)

Martin Jones of North Vancouver, British Columbia recorded his 29th career National Hockey League shutout on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 7-0 Toronto Maple Leafs win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario.

This was Jones’s first shutout with the Maple Leafs. Eighteen have been with the San Jose Sharks, seven with the Los Angeles Kings, and three with the Seattle Kraken.

Jones made 11 saves in the first period, 18 saves in the second period, and nine saves in the third period for 38 saves overall. Canadian Olympic gold medalist Sidney Crosby of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Marcus Petersson and Valtteri Puustinen led the Penguins with five shots on goal each. Crosby won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

Four Canadian natives had a multi-point game for the Maple Leafs. Max Domi of Winnipeg, Manitoba had one goal and two assists for three points, Tyler Bertuzzi of Sudbury, Ontario had three assists, Mitch Marner of Markham, Ontario had one goal and one assist for two points, and William Nylander of Calgary, Alberta had one goal and one assist for two points. Three more Canadians scored for the Maple Leafs. They were Noah Gregor of Beaumont, Alberta, Bobby McMann of Wainwright, Alberta with his first ever NHL goal, and Canadian Olympic gold medalist John Tavares of Mississauga, Ontario. Tavares won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

In 2023-24, Jones has a record of three wins and zero losses. He has a goals against average of 1.85 and a save percentage of .949.

The Maple Leafs are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division. They have a record of 16 wins, six regulation losses, and six losses in extra time for 38 points.

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