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Jones, Sharks beat Kings to sweep two-game set

Martin Jones stops 42 shots, while Evander Kane leads the way with two goals to lift the San Jose Sharks over the Los Angeles Kings 4-2.

For the San Jose Sharks, a lot of their recent successes against the Los Angeles Kings come in twos. That includes the Sharks doubling up the Kings on Wednesday, as San Jose won 4-2.

The Sharks won their two-game set against the Kings, also winning Monday’s match 2-1.

Let’s consider some of the factors in those two wins, with a focus on the Sharks’ 4-2 win vs. the Kings from Wednesday:

  • In both cases, Martin Jones put forth strong performances. Jones faced more than 40 shots in each game, yet only allowed three goals combined over two wins.
  • Evander Kane scored two goals during an overwhelming performance where he fired seven shots on goal.
  • Brent Burns collected two points of his own, with both being assists.
  • The Sharks really pulled away by scoring two goals in less than two minutes. Again, two was not a magic number for Los Angeles.

After this two-game set, both the Sharks and Kings are probably too far out of the playoff picture to make much of a push. San Jose must feel delighted to at least land two shots on Los Angeles’ slim hopes, though.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.