Four games, four wins, two shutouts and three goals allowed. Martin Jones is off to quite a start in the NHL.
The 23-year-old rookie stopped 38 shots, Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Jones has now beaten two Original Six teams in Montreal and Toronto in addition to wins over the Islanders and Ducks.
''I try not to think about that too much,'' he said when asked about his impressive run. ''I just make sure I'm ready when I am called upon, just try to give these guys a chance to win. We've got a great team here. It's not like I'm getting called upon to steal games here.''
But Jones, who made 18 saves in the third, flashed a big grin when asked if he was having fun.
''Yeah, I'm trying to enjoy it as well,'' he said.
Jones has a .974 save percentage and a 0.74 goals-against average. He has stopped 111 of 114 shots.
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