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.