Jones' 44 Saves Saves Sharks in Game 5

Published on 10-Jun-2016 by Alan Adamsson

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Jones' 44 Saves Saves Sharks in Game 5

One of the many reasons San José made it to their first Stanley Cup finals is their ability to win 'em on the road.

28 times, in fact. No NHL team had more.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh had never won a Stanley Cup at home.

Putting those two facts together in Game 5 produced the most prolific first five minutes of STanley Cup hockey anyone had ever seen, highlighting the Sharks' 3-2 victory that kept the Finals alive:

Matt Murray had a strong game in goal for the Pens with 22 saves, but Martin Jones was absolutely amazing at the other end.

Jones' 44 saves were the reason San José gets to see a Game 6.

Trump that.

Dude also outdid Superman, because he didn't duck anything:

Call Jones SuperDuperman.

But it would be superhuman for him to keep that sort of performance up. It negated an outstanding Penguins effort lately -- and Phil Kessel! Who knew? -- and that sort of drive-by blitzkrieg isn't gonna disappear anytime soon.