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Martin Jones Has 31 Saves To Lead Kings Past Sharks, 4-1

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Tyler Kennedy #81 of the San Jose Sharks puts a backhand past goaltender Martin Jones #31 of the Los Angeles Kings across the crease area but misses the net in the first period during the NHL game at Staples Center on December 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Tyler Kennedy #81 of the San Jose Sharks puts a backhand past goaltender Martin Jones #31 of the Los Angeles Kings across the crease area but misses the net in the first period during the NHL game at Staples Center on December 19, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Martin Jones made 31 saves in his seventh consecutive win to begin his NHL career, and fellow rookie Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Dwight King and Jeff Carter also had a goal and an assist apiece for the Kings, who ran over their California rivals for their eighth win in nine games to cap a 15-2-4 stretch since Nov. 2.

Jones’ shutout streak ended at 133 minutes, 26 seconds, but Patrick Marleau’s goal with 2:10 to play was just the sixth Jones has allowed in his club-record 7-0 start.

Kings captain Dustin Brown was ejected for a knee-on-knee hit on Tomas Hertl late in the first period. San Jose’s rookie goal-scorer didn’t return to the game.

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