Jones logged an assist during a 4-3 overtime loss in to Washington during Game 5 on Saturday. As four of the five games have gone to an extra session, Jones has been logging immense minutes on the first defensive unit, averaging 31:16 of ice time per game. The high usage has certainly benefited Jones in the points department, as he's scored one goal and four assists thus far in the first five postseason games, already surpassing his two point performance in the 2016-17 playoffs. Of course Jones' ice time will drop as more games are decided in regulation, but his filling of the statsheet -- he's also thrown 11 shots on goal, notched 12 hits, and blocked 17 shots -- likely won't as he remains the focal point of Columbus' blue line.
Jones had two assists in a 5-4 overtime win over the Capitals in Sunday's Game 2. Jones had a major breakout season, as he set new career highs across the board offensively. He had 57 points in 78 games, and he now has three points this postseason.
Jones (rest) will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Predators, Rob Mixer of 1stOhioBattery.com reports. While he's healthy now, Jones was bogged down by a rib injury in late March, so the Blue Jackets are taking the wise approach of resting the mobile playmaker from the blue line ahead of postseason play. This should open the door for players like Ryan Murray and David Savard to see an uptick in playing time.
Jones notched three power-play assists while adding four shots, two hits and a blocked shot in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Red Wings. It's Jones' fifth multi-point performance in his last 10 games, and the budding superstar has six goals and 16 points over that stretch as he leads the Jackets to brink of a playoff berth. His 16 goals and 57 points on the season are both career highs, and given his current form a 60-point campaign is entirely possible with two more games left on the schedule.
Jones scored a goal and added three assists in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Canucks. The goal and one assist came on the power play. Jones now sits 12th overall in scoring from the blue line with 54 points, but his 16 goals tie him with Aaron Ekblad and Dougie Hamilton for first in the NHL.
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