In his first season in San Jose, Martin Jones has provided the Sharks with some steady goaltending.
The 26-year-old has 25-15-3 record with a 2.38 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage in 44 games.
Jones isn’t problem, but the depth behind him could be.
Stalock has appeared in just 13 games this season, but with a busy schedule ahead, San Jose will have to rely on someone other than Jones down the stretch.
“My trust level’s good,” DeBoer said of his faith in Stalock. “You can see how important this guy is to the group, how hard they play for him. That’s a situation (on Thursday) where if they didn’t care about him as a teammate, they probably don’t battle back the way they did, so I think that’s a huge testament to what kind of guy this guy is.”
The 28-year-old has a 3-5-2 record with a 2.94 goals-against-average and a .884 save percentage in 2015-16. He’s also given up three goals or more in seven of his 13 appearances.
The Sharks are comfortably in a playoff spot, but the Ducks are just one point behind them for second place in the division.
Whoever finishes in second will get home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.