Head coach Peter DeBoer summed it up perfectly after the Sharks' victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.
"If you win in [T-Mobile Arena]all facets of your game must be good," he said after the sharks won 3-2. "You do not win here, unless your goalkeeper is good, unless your special teams are good. You have to dial all.
In the game on Thursday, no player more than Martin Jones may have been selected.
The Sharks launched Netminder – who also celebrated his 29th birthday on Thursday – It is crucial that the sharks in the barn of Vegas Golden He scored a staggering 36 saves and scored a 947 percent win in one of his best 60-minute appearances so far this season, winning the team's 1
Jones received the first star at the end of the game, arguing that he had earned all three.
"He was excellent," said DeBoer. "He was excellent at the right time."
After Vegas pulled the first goal of the game 1:34 into the competition, Jones did not get frustrated, but he leaned down and became aggressive – that was the key, as the Golden Knights considered the sharks a good one had successfully combed part of the first frame in their own zone and were not afraid to put pucks on the net.
Jones never seemed to lose the edge or his focus, turning down tricky punches and pucks that were undoubtedly hard to see through the traffic.
"A pair you could not recognize from the bench, and he found a way to get a pad on it," commented Joe Pavelski. "And that's what you need. There were moments when they came straight into the slot with a good look, and he came out and was aggressive.
When asked about his performance after the match, Jones confirmed that his teammates were following him in the same fight as he did
"It was a good, brave road win," Jones summed up. "We just stuck to it. We did not panic.
The calm that Jones possessed against Vegas recalls how he downplayed the track in the past season. His recent victories over top-class teams – like the Lightning last weekend and the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday – show he has to beat an extra mile at senior San Jose.
DeBoer has first-hand experience of how Martin Jones plays late in the season The coach sounded confident – especially after this impressive win in Vegas – that Jones will continue to be successful. "They need those kind of fines on the track, and he gave it to us in my time here," DeBoer said.