"Wanna get away?"
It's a short flight from San Jose to Las Vegas, and goaltender Martin Jones certainly fit Southwest Airlines' slogan after the Sharks' 5-0 loss to the Golden Knights on Tuesday in their first-round series of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In fact, the team "couldn't find" Jones after the game when media was speaking to players.
Martin Jones not available postgame because team “couldn’t find him” per spokesman and had to get DeBoer to the podium. OK then.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) April 17, 2019
No, Jones wasn't literally missing from the Sharks (make jokes on your own time), but oh boy, look at the replies to the tweet above. Jones allowed two more goals in Game 4 before being pulled for Aaron Dell, and then avoided speaking to the media after the loss.
AGAIN?! pic.twitter.com/iEi8MttwRU— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) April 17, 2019
Jones has been pulled from the net in two of his last three games. He's allowed 13 goals in the four games against the Golden Knights and has just an .838 save percentage on the series.
The Sharks are on the brink of elimination down three-games-to-one heading into a must-win Game 5 on Thursday. It's yet to be determined who will start in net, but either way, Jones and the Sharks will have to face plenty of questions.