Jones made 19 saves on 24 shots before being replaced by Devan Dubnyk early in the third period of Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Coyotes.
After a sharp outing in a shootout win during the Sharks' opener Thursday, Jones crashed back to earth in this one and looked more like the netminder who posted sub-.900 save percentages in each of the last two seasons. San Jose doesn't have to play any back-to-back sets until February, but Jones could still cede a start or two to Dubnyk before then.
Jones will tend the road twine in Saturday's matchup against the Coyotes, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Jones started Opening Night and put forth a 34-save effort in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes. After two straight seasons with an .896 save percentage, this was a welcomed start to the 2020-21 season for Jones. The 31-year-old will aim to keep up the momentum Saturday, especially with Devan Dubnyk waiting in the wings if he falters.
Jones turned aside 34 of 37 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over the Coyotes on Thursday.
Jones couldn't hang on for the win in regulation, as Phil Kessel tied the game for the Coyotes with 3.2 seconds left. The 31-year-old Jones redeemed himself in the shootout, making the only save between him and Darcy Kuemper to decide the game. Team defense was an issue at times for the Sharks, but Jones was strong in goal -- he could start against the Coyotes again Saturday unless head coach Bob Boughner wants to see what Devan Dubnyk has to offer.
Jones will patrol the crease versus Arizona on Thursday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Jones will be hoping he can bounce back from a disastrous 20219-20 campaign in which he went 17-21-2 with a career-worst 3.00 GAA. If the 31-year-old netminder struggles at all, the team likely won't hesitate to insert Devan Dubnyk into the starting job.
Jones stopped 20 of 24 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Jones has now dropped two straight starts after a three-game winning streak. The 30-year-old goalie fell to 17-21-2 with a 3.00 GAA and an .896 save percentage in 41 outings. Head coach Bob Boughner may turn to Aaron Dell for Wednesday's road game in Chicago given Jones' recent struggles.
Jones will patrol the crease for Sunday's home contest against the Avalanche.
Jones has been on fire over the last few weeks, going 4-3-0 with a 1.72 GAA and .939 save percentage since Feb. 15., including a pair of shutouts. The 30-year-old netminder's season save percentage is still just under .900, and a matchup against the Avalanche on Sunday will provide a tough test to keep the momentum rolling.
Jones surrendered three goals on 27 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Wild.
Jones' personal three-game winning streak came to a close Thursday. The 30-year-old goalie dropped to 17-20-2 with a 2.97 GAA and an .898 save percentage in 40 appearances. Jones still hasn't allowed more than three goals in his last seven starts -- those solid numbers should keep him in position to get most of the games down the stretch.
Jones will tend the twine against the Wild at home Thursday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jones is riding a three-game winning streak in which he has registered a 1.33 GAA and .950 save percentage. While the 29-year-old netminder could still reach the 20-win mark, he won't get to 30 for the first time since joining the Sharks prior to the 2015-16 campaign.
Jones stopped 25 of 27 shots in a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
All of a sudden, Jones has the hot hand in San Jose -- he's won three straight games with just four goals allowed on 80 shots in that span. The 30-year-old goalie improved to 17-19-2 with a 2.97 GAA and an .898 save percentage through 39 appearances. If he keeps producing positive results, Jones could see the bulk of the work down the stretch.
Jones will guard the crease versus Toronto at home Tuesday, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Jones is coming off a 30-save shutout win over the Penguins and will be making his third straight start for the first time since mid-December. While it may be too little, too late for the Sharks to salvage their season, the 29-year-old appears to have turned the tied on a disappointing 2019-20 campaign. The netminder is still spirting a career-worst 2.99 GAA but probably needs just one or two more good starts to drop his average.
Jones posted a 30-save shutout in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Penguins.
Jones took advantage of a slumping Penguins team to earn his second shutout of the year. The 30-year-old goalie improved to 16-19-2 with a 2.99 GAA and an .897 save percentage. He's been better recently -- Jones has allowed only seven goals on 142 shots over his last five starts. His strong play could put him in line to start Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Jones will get the starting nod versus the Penguins at home Saturday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jones will make consecutive starts for the first time since Dec. 28 and 31 versus Philadelphia and Detroit, respectively. In his last four outings, the netminder has gone 2-2-0 while posting a 1.76 GAA. He'll look to carry his recent run of form into Saturday's clash.
Jones saved 22 of 24 shots in a 3-2 overtime win over the Devils.
Jones allowed two goals in the first period, but he settled down after that for a solid outing. Logan Couture's overtime tally capped the comeback. Jones improved to 15-19-2 with a 3.08 GAA and an .894 save percentage in 37 appearances this year. Aaron Dell has started to fade a bit recently -- Jones could get another look against the Penguins on Saturday.
Jones will defend the blue paint during Thursday's home game versus New Jersey, Sharks beat writer Sheng Peng reports.
Jones wasn't great in his last start Sunday against the Islanders, surrendering three goals on 25 shots en route to a 4-1 defeat. The 30-year-old netminder will try to bounce back in a home matchup with a Devils squad that's only averaging 2.43 goals per game on the road this campaign, 25th in the NHL.
Jones gave up three goals on 25 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Islanders on Sunday.
All three goals allowed by Jones were absolute snipes. Regardless, he dropped his second straight start and has recorded only two wins since the start of December. Jones, who has been usurped by Aaron Dell as the lead goaltender in San Jose, owns a sub-.900 save percentage in each of the last two seasons.
Jones will start Sunday's road clash against the Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Jones will draw just his third start in the past 10 games after losing the starting role to Aaron Dell. In his past five starts, Jones has struggled, going 1-3-1 along with a 3.01 GAA and .903 save percentage. He'll draw a solid matchup Sunday against an Islanders offense that ranks just 22nd in the league in goals per game this season (2.82).
Jones made 23 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Devils on Thursday.
It was Jones' second straight solid game, but those came after going winless in three January starts. It's far too soon to say his game has rebounded, so we can't trust Jones. But he might bring cheap, late-season value if he can maintain this level of focus.
Jones will guard the net versus New Jersey on the road Thursday, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jones has seen the starting job in San Jose taken over by Aaron Dell and has appeared in just four of the club's last 17 contests. In those outings, the netminder posted a 1-2-1 record and 3.25 GAA, not exactly the type of performance that will help him retake the No. 1 gig. Barring a dramatic turn of events, Dell figures to serve as the primary option.
Jones made 39 saves in a 2-0 win over Minnesota on Saturday.
It was his first win of 2020 -- Jones last won Dec. 28 against Philly. He's now 14-17-2 this season. He's lost the starter's gig to Aaron Dell, but the win is still nice to see. It will take a lot more than this to get us to trust him again, though.
Jones will start in goal Saturday in Minnesota, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Jones has fallen well behind Aaron Dell in the pecking order but will get a turn in net Saturday on the second night of a back-to-back set. The veteran netminder has particularly struggled on the road, carrying a 3-9-2 record in addition to a 3.49 GAA and an .885 save percentage into the contest, so it may be a struggle against a Wild team averaging 3.24 goals per game on home ice.
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