Dell let in three goals on 20 shots in Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Golden Knights in Game 4. Dell played the final two periods after starter Martin Jones was given the hook. Dell has been the better of the two netminders, although that is a relative term given his 3.37 GAA and .861 save percentage. It's unclear who coach Peter DeBoer will name as starter for Thursday's must-win Game 5.
Dell allowed two goals on 16 shots during a long relief appearance in a 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Friday. The first-round matchup is tied 1-1. The 29-year-old came in less than halfway through the first period because Martin Jones yielded three goals on seven shots. The Sharks came back to tie it at 3-3, so Dell actually took the loss. San Jose will probably turn back to Jones for Game 3, but with how Jones struggled during the regular season and Friday, it wouldn't at all be a surprise to see Dell get more playing time in this series.
Dell stopped 25 of 27 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Oilers. The victory was Dell's first since March 12 in a 5-4 win over the Jets. Dell improved to 10-8-4 with a 3.17 GAA and an .886 save percentage. With their playoff seeding locked in, the Sharks may turn again to Dell on Saturday against the Avalanche.
Dell will start between the pipes for Thursday's road game against the Oilers, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. The Sharks elected to rest starter Martin Jones on Thursday with a playoff berth already locked up. Dell has suited up in just 24 games this season and has gone 9-8-4 to go along with a 3.23 GAA and .884 save percentage. He will have a decent matchup, facing an offense that ranks 20th in goals per game (2.80).
Dell allowed five goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Flames. The division-deciding contest went wrong in just about every way for Dell and the Sharks, as the home skated pushed a meager 15 shots on goal against the Flames' Mike Smith. Dell's record dropped to 9-8-4 with a 3.23 GAA and an .884 save percentage. Neither Dell nor Martin Jones has been a trustworthy option in goal during the month of March, as the Sharks only have six wins in 15 games as a team.
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