Fantasy Fare: Keeping up with Jones

Kings third-stringer Martin Jones has played like a first in four starts heading into Saturday....

Kings third-stringer Martin Jones has played like a first in four starts heading into Saturday. (Getty Images)

JOEL COLOMBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:06 PM ET

We’ve long held to the belief that it’s not the goalkeeper, so much as the system and the defence in front of him, that determine fantasy worth. However, Kings rookie Martin Jones may turn out to be a rare exception.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Jones, 23, was summoned from the AHL -- where he has spent the past four seasons -- as the backup to backup Ben Scrivens when No. 1 guy Jonathan Quick was hurt. All Jones had done in four games heading into Saturday’s matinee at Ottawa, is win all four, two by shutouts, and allow three total goals. He owns a spectacular .974 SV% and a 0.74 GAA.

It’s easy to dismiss this as just another case of a rock-solid Kings team doing for Jones what it has done for Quick, Scrivens and even Jonathan Bernier before he became a Leaf. But Wednesday’s 3-1 win in Toronto was something different.


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