SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The way Aaron Dell has played this season means the San Jose Sharks have no drop-off at all when starting goalie Martin Jones is out.
Dell made 31 saves and earned his eighth win in his past nine starts when Tomas Hertl scored a tiebreaking, power-play goal early in the third period that lifted San Jose to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
"It seems like the same story every time he plays: He plays well," teammate Logan Couture said. "Pretty remarkable for a guy who doesn't know when he's going to play. He just kind of gets thrown into the back-to-backs. He's been outstanding this year."