Jones helps Sharks sweep series vs Kings with 4-2 win

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Martin Jones made 42 saves to stymie Los Angeles for a second straight game, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Kings 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Jones followed up a 41-save performance in a 2-1 win Monday with another sharp effort to become the first Sharks goalie with at least 40 saves in consecutive games since Arturs Irbe in 1993, according to SportRadar.

After getting pulled five times in his first 15 starts this year, Jones has allowed just five goals on 147 shots in his past four.

"This is probably the best I've seen him play in a long, long time," coach Bob Boughner said. "He looks confident and he looks like he's reading the play better."

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Evander Kane scored twice, and Rudolfs Balcers and Tomas Hertl also scored to give the Sharks a sweep of the two-game series.

Alex Iafallo and Adrian Kempe scored for the Kings, and Cal Petersen made 24 saves. Los Angeles has lost five of seven.

"It's disappointing for sure," defenseman Drew Doughty said. "San Jose is a good team. I believe we can win every game. But this was a series, before we started, I really believed we could win and outplay them. We did at times but we just didn't get the job done."

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