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Dusk til Dawn: Keeping up with the Martin Joneses

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Dusk til Dawn: Keeping up with the Martin Joneses

Casey Ippolito
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If the Kings have missed Jonathan Quick since he suffered a groin strain, they've probably missed his personality more than his goaltending. Ben Scrivens has stepped in with sensational performances, and now it appears there's yet another solid Kings goaltending option in Martin Jones.

While the discussion on Twitter didn't reflect this, Pittsburgh-Boston wasn't the only game last night. There were 10 other tilts, and here are the highlights.

Essential Water Cooler

If the Kings have missed Jonathan Quick since he suffered a groin strain, they've probably missed his personality more than his goaltending. Ben Scrivens has stepped in with sensational performances, and now it appears there's yet another solid Kings goaltending option in Martin Jones. The 23-year-old was between the pipes for his second career start Saturday night and he turned away every shot he faced (only 16, but a shutout is a shutout) against the Islanders. Jones has posted superb numbers in the American League the past few seasons. L.A.'s talent between the pipes could make for a Schneider-Luongo situation sooner than later.

Primetime Play

Things are going Ryan Getzaf's way lately. Against the Blues on Saturday, he extended his point streak to 13 games with an assist in the first period, then scored his 16th of the season two minutes later. Watch him knock down a hard airborne David Backes pass, corral the puck while fighting off Jay Bouwmeester, then skate in and laser one by Jaroslav Halak.

Men of the Night

Tyler Seguin and Valeri Nichushkin, Dallas: The duo with a combined age of 39 teamed up for four points each, including a natural hat trick for Seguin, leading the Stars past the Flyers 5-1.

James van Riemsdyk, Toronto: JVR was in on all three of Toronto's regulation goals and also scored in the shootout to help Toronto prevail 4-3 over Ottawa.

Brandon Prust, Montreal: To go along with an assist, Prust kept a play alive at the blueline and finished it off with a snipe from the slot, helping les Canadiens down the Sabres 3-2.

Zdeno Chara, Boston: The Bruins tied the game against Pittsburgh with an empty net and Chara scored the winner with 13 seconds left in regulation.

Better Luck Next Time

The way Kris Russell's pass dribbles through a sea of Oilers makes them look a little bit like the Keystone Cops.

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Dusk til Dawn: Keeping up with the Martin Joneses