Jones yielded four goals on 18 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Blues in Game 6. Jones allowed 11 goals on 80 shots over the final three games of the series, while the Sharks were able to score only twice in that span. Jones ends the playoffs with a 3.01 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 20 postseason outings.
Jones will guard the cage in Tuesday's Game 6 against the Blues in St. Louis, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. Jones struggled in Sunday's Game 5, surrendering five goals on 40 shots en route to a disheartening 5-0 loss at home. The 29-year-old netminder will look to shake off that poor performance and help his team force a Game 7 in San Jose by trying to pick up his fourth road victory of the playoffs.
Jones turned aside 35 of 40 shots during Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Blues in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. The banged-up Sharks gave Jones little support at either end of the ice, but the netminder also failed to make any big saves when his team needed a boost. The 29-year-old will carry a 2.96 GAA and .902 save percentage in the postseason into Tuesday's Game 6 in St. Louis, with San Jose facing elimination.
Jones will start in goal for Game 5 versus St. Louis on Sunday. No surprises here, as Jones will man San Jose's crease in what is sure to be an intense matinee matchup Sunday. The Sharks netminder was dealt a bad hand in the two teams' last meeting that saw the Blues win in controversial fashion. Jones will try to maintain his stellar home form, as he's gone 7-2 in games played amongst friends, far better than his road playoff record of 3-5.
Jones stopped 20 of 22 shots in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Blues in Game 4. Jones was beat by Blues winger Ivan Barbashev after a defensive blunder by Brent Burns in the first minute of the game, and a Tyler Bozak power-play goal later in the frame would account for all the damage against Jones. His Sharks teammates were only able to crack Jordan Binnington once at the other end of the ice. Jones will hope for better support at home in Sunday's Game 5.
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