Jones distributed three assists and had two shots in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over Detroit. He also had two blocks and a plus-3 rating. Jones enjoyed his first three-point game of the year, figuring in on goals by Cam Atkinson, Jack Roslovic and Max Domi. It was a nice bounce-back after Jones' minus-3 performance one night earlier in a 5-2 loss to the Red Wings. Jones has five goals and 28 points with 26 PIM in 56 games this season, albeit with a minus-18 rating that's on track to be his worst since he was a rookie in 2013-14.
Jones generated a power-play goal Thursday in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning. Jones opened the scoring in the contest with a rocket shot from the point. The power-play quarterback had gone a month without brushing twine, so this can be of solace to the defender despite his team dropping a fifth straight contest. With five goals and 19 assists -- including seven points on the man advantage -- Jones remains a serviceable option, but fantasy managers would prefer that he had more than four multi-point games at this juncture.
Jones scored the game-tying goal with 29 seconds left in the third period of Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Carolina. He finished with four shots, three blocks, two hits and two PIM. Two nights after scoring the tying and winning goals against the same Carolina squad, Jones forced overtime again Saturday with a wrist shot through traffic in the final minute of regulation. The 26-year-old has run hot and cold offensively all season long, but he's heating up again with four points and 14 shots on goal across his last three contests.
Jones collected a pair of goals on a team-leading six shots in a 3-2 overtime win over Carolina on Thursday. He also provided five hits and two blocks. Jones led a 2-on-1 rush in the final minute of overtime and picked the top corner from the left faceoff circle, completing Columbus' rally from 2-1 down. It was the second snipe of the game for Jones, who opened the scoring with a rebound goal 14:11 into the game. Jones had entered the night with just one goal all season way back on Feb. 2. The 26-year-old now has 16 points in 31 games on the year.
Jones recorded two power-play assists in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Chicago. He was credited with the primary helper on both of Patrik Laine's second-period tallies. The blueliner has taken advantage of the absence of Zach Werenski (lower body) from the lineup in recent weeks, and over the last 10 games Jones has one goal and 10 points, with half of that production (the goal and four assists) coming on the power play.
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