San Jose Sharks Report Cards: Between the Pipes

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The San Jose Sharks goalies pose for a picture following a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 12: Goalies Martin Jones #31 and Aaron Dell #30 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate the win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on November 12, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

In the first of the three-part season report card series, we’ll be highlighting how the San Jose Sharks goaltenders weathered the storm and ultimately rose in times of desperation

Goaltending has been a staple over the course of the San Jose Sharks franchise history.

However, in the 2018-2019 season, there were moments when things got tough for Team Teal.

Martin Jones and Aaron Dell struggled throughout the season however they were able to produce wins at a decent pace.

The Sharks managed to secure a strong statistic throughout the entire regular season, going 32-0 when the goaltending and defense surrendered two or fewer goals.

But on the flip side of things, when they gave up more than 2 the flood gates burst open. The two netminders were unable to stop the bleeding when the defense faltered.

So what does this mean? Well, when it wasn’t San Jose’s night, the scoreboard really left an ugly figure on the opposite side. However, in the majority of games when the Sharks kept scores within striking distance the goaltending stepped up and kept things close enough for them to produce wins.

It wasn’t pretty but when the Sharks desperately needed their starting goaltender the most Martin Jones stepped up and kept them relevant during the Stanley Cup Playoffs

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