Jones yielded three goals on eight shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights. Jones was replaced by Devan Dubnyk after allowing a goal to Max Pacioretty early in the second period. The Sharks' offense bailed out Jones, so he didn't take a loss, but the ugly outing inflated his GAA to 3.84 with an .879 save percentage in 15 games. Dubnyk allowed two goals on 19 shots over the bulk of two periods, but that workload makes it uncertain which goalie will start Saturday's rematch against the Golden Knights.
Jones will get the starting nod at home against the Golden Knights on Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Jones is sporting a 2-4-1 record and a 3.74 GAA in his last seven contests, including giving up three goals on 26 shots in his previous matchup with Vegas. With seven wins in 14 appearances, the 31-year-old Jones will almost certainly miss out on the 30-win mark for a second straight season.
Jones gave up four goals on 38 shots in a 4-0 loss to the Avalanche on Wednesday. Jones beat the Avalanche in Monday's 6-2 win, but the Sharks weren't able to replicate that outburst of offense Wednesday. The 31-year-old Jones instead fell to 7-6-1 with a 3.72 GAA and an .884 save percentage through 14 appearances. Both Jones and Devan Dubnyk have been wildly inconsistent this season, so it's tough to trust either of them in a back-to-back versus the Golden Knights on Friday and Saturday.
Jones will guard the home goal during Wednesday's clash with Colorado, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Jones had one of his better games of the year in his last start Monday against the Avs, stopping 33 of 35 shots en route to a blowout 6-2 victory. He'll attempt to secure his eighth win of the season in a rematch with the same Colorado club that will be without two of its top defenders in Cale Makar (upper body) and Bowen Byram (upper body).
Jones stopped 33 of 35 shots in Monday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche. After the Avalanche took a 2-0 lead in the second period, it appeared to be another long night for Jones. Instead, the Sharks rallied to tie the game and just kept going, while the 31-year-old goalie silenced the opposition. Jones improved to 7-5-1 with a 3.28 GAA and an .896 save percentage after one of his better outings of the year. It's just the third time in 13 games he's allowed two or fewer goals. That should be enough to earn Jones another starting nod in Wednesday's rematch with the Avalanche.
Last 7 Games
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