Peter DeBoer is going right back to his No. 1.
Less than 24 hours after giving Martin Jones the hook in Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to Calgary, the Sharks head coach announced he’ll give Jones another start tonight when San Jose takes on the Oilers at Rexall.
Jones, who allowed three goals on 14 shots last night, has lost three straight games while posting a 3.39 GAA and .882 save percentage.
It’s been an up-and-down campaign for the former Kings backup, as Jones — named the NHL’s first star of the week on Nov. 23 — won his first four games of the year, then lost five of his next seven, then won five straight, then lost four of his next five.
For the Oilers, Anders Nilsson is in goal.
— Tuukka Rask goes up against Mike Condon as the B’s take on the Habs in Rivalry Night action. Rask is coming off a relatively easy 17-save shutout against Vancouver on Saturday, while Condon allowed three goals on 29 shots in a loss to Carolina that same evening.
— Henrik Lundqvist goes for the Rangers in Vancouver, while the Canucks counter with Ryan Miller. Lundqvist is on fire at the moment, having stopped 59 of his last 61 shots faced for a .967 save percentage.