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Sharks avoid elimination with 4-2 victory over Penguins

Sharks avoid elimination with 4-2 victory over Penguins

Goaltender Martin Jones has always preferred to be a man of few words and many saves, and keeping the San Jose Sharks’ season alive by making 44 stops Thursday in a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t change that.

A crazy, high-scoring first period followed by barrages of 17 shots in the second period and 14 in the third did not turn on a switch in his brain and make him effusive or boastful.

“I felt good,” he said, as if that explained everything, and maybe it did.

The Sharks did their homework before acquiring Jones from the Boston Bruins last summer, soon after the Kings — knowing they couldn’t keep him when he became...

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