Martin Jones is made of magic (Video)

Greg Wyshynski
December 20, 2013

The Los Angeles Kings apparently have one criteria for their starting goaltenders, which is that they possess some sort of supernatural and/or mutant ability to magically stop pucks.

Jonathan Quick, currently injured, may or may not be a Jedi, able to control pucks with his mind. Martin Jones, currently starring for the Kings in Quick’s absence, made a save on Thursday night against the San Jose Sharks that was made of magic.

Check out Jones, becoming Tommy Wingels’ waking nightmare with this incredible save:

Now, granted, some of this magic was in the San Jose Sharks blowing two clear shots at a gaping net, with Wingels’ wraparound glancing off the post. But then the puck hit Jones’ pad, and looked destined to cross the goal line … until he swept his glove back and swatted it away.

The Kings won the game, 4-1, with Jones making 31 saves. That included four saves made during nine minutes of power-play time for the Sharks, buoyed by a 5-minute major on Dustin Brown for a knee-on-knee hit on Tomas Hertl.

Jones moved to 7-0-0 on the season. According to the Kings, the NHL record for consecutive wins to start an NHL career is Bob Froese (8-0-0 with Philly in 1982-83). Next up for the Kings: a home game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.