Martin Jones was phenomenal in Game 5. Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
Martin Jones definitely earned his paycheck, and some much deserved respect, with his reliable goalie play in Game 5 of the NHL Finals. The San Jose Sharks fended off a Cup seeking Penguins squad in Pittsburgh, to keep alive their hopes for a first ever Stanley Cup championship.
The Sharks come home to San Jose to play game six. I admit I've been a bit preoccupied with the Golden State Warriors and their quest to repeat as NBA Champions. But after watching tonight's NHL Finals game with the Sharks bending but not breaking, I'll be tuned in to all remaining playoff games on Ice. It's as exciting a game as anything in sports.
As a fan you barely have enough time to take a breath between yelling and screaming at the television. And your bound to throw at least one object at the tele in frustration and just sheer adrenaline rush. Hockey is an electrifying sport.
Don't sleep on this Sharks team. They might be down 3-2 in the Finals Series, but they're definitely still in the hunt. Give'em hell Jonesey!
Keep it going Sharks!