Sunday, October 11, 2015
Sharks' G Martin Jones Fastest to Record 8 Shutouts Since 1939
The San Jose Sharks are sitting pretty atop the Pacific Division at 2-0, with two big wins against the Kings and the Ducks, and the biggest reason for that is 25-year-old netminder Martin Jones. In his home debut the North Vancouver, BC native pitched a shutout for the Shark Tank faithful, and became the fastest NHL goalie to reach 8 career shutouts since 1939 in the process. Find out more about the man Jones beat (name: Frank Brimsek) here In two games with San Jose, Jones has stopped 46 of 47 pucks for a .979 GAA. The Sharks have gone a perfect 7-for-7 on the PK as well (yeah, we know, it's early, but...) Jones was dealt to San Jose this summer from the Bruins for a 1st-round pick and prospect Sean Kuraly. The Sharks inked him to a three-year, $9 million deal and told him to never allow a goal at home. So far, soo good. "He was fantastic, composed, gives you a real calm feeling back there," San Jose head coach Peter DeBoer said. "Made some critical saves at key times. It was one of those games where both goalies were really good. It was almost who would blink first and thankfully our guy didn't."