One of the questions the San Jose Sharks were facing leading up to the NHL trade deadline was whether or not they would look to add a veteran backup goaltender to offer some added insurance behind starter Martin Jones.
No move was the right move.
Even though he has only made 14 appearances for the Sharks this season Dell has been every bit as good as the team could have possibly hoped, entering Sunday’s game against Dallas with a .935 save percentage. He has been even better in his past four starts, helping the Sharks to a 3-0-1 record in those games by stopping 117 out of 123 shots (.951 save percentage) in games against the Flyers, Coyotes, Jets, and Canucks.
He gets the start on Sunday night against a Dallas Stars team that is beginning a four-game road trip.
Kari Lehtonen starts for the Stars.
Elsewhere on Sunday…
— Braden Holtby gets the call for the Washington Capitals when they visit the Anaheim Ducks for the second half of their back-to-back. The Ducks have not yet announced their starter for the game.