LA's Rookie Goalie Looks Extend Hot Start 12/23/13
UNDATED - A little bit of hockey history could be made tonight in Los Angeles when the Kings host San Jose.
LA rookie sensation Martin Jones has tied the NHL mark for best start to a career by a goalie by winning his first eight games. The 6-foot-4 netminder has been almost impenetrable, posting a 0.98 goals against average during the run. He has stopped 226 of the 234 shots he has faced, and he hasn't allowed any opponent to score in 12 shootout attempts over two games.
Jones' performance has been more than adequate filling in for injured first-string goalie Jonathan Quick who has been sidelined with a serious groin strain since Nov.12.
Jones has helped the Kings stay within three points of Anaheim for the top point total in the NHL.
The Ducks continues their road trip at Washington, riding a seven-game winning streak into the game against the Capitals. The Ducks have picked up at least a point in the last ten games.
Fourteen NHL games are on the schedule before the league takes a three-day holiday break.