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article imageKings goalie Martin Jones tops NHL debut with shutout in game 2

By Marcus Hondro     Dec 8, 2013 in Sports
Martin Jones has got to be feeling real good about himself right about now. After a 3-2 win in his NHL debut Tuesday Jones got the start Saturday night and won again. This time he got a shutout as the Kings beat the New York Islanders, 3-0.
"It's good. Any time you win, it's a good feeling," Jones told media in L.A. after the game. "Wasn't a ton of work early, but they had some zone time and I was able to get into the game. I thought we got better as the game went on."
Anze Kopitar in the second, captain Dustin Brown on a wraparound in the third and Tyler Toffoli into an empty net provided the goals. Jones only faced 16 shots but was sharp on more than one and was also aided by a post. The Islanders are quickly dropping out of the playoff race and sit in 15th in the East while the Kings are continuing to climb in the standings and are battling San Jose and St. Louis for 3rd in the West.
In that 3-2 win on Thursday in Anaheim against the Ducks, the 23-year-old Jones made his NHL debut a strong one. He managed 26 saves through overtime and then faced nine Duck skaters in the shootout without allowing a goal.
Jones, whose played 149 games and recorded 11 shutouts in the AHL, was brought up in November from the Manchester Monarchs when Jonathan Quick was injured. Since getting the call the native of North Vancouver has spent most of the time backing up Ben Scrivens but with Quick not expected back for another two weeks and Jones playing so well it's a lock he'll get mores starts.
On the way to the dressing room after the game, Jones' teammates had some fun and acknowledged his play by chanting his name. "It's a great group of guys and I'm happy to be able to get a couple of wins for them," he said.
He got his second NHL win on a night when the Kings wore their retro purple jerseys with the crown on the front.
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