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Martin Jones solid in goal in Sharks' loss

  • San Jose Sharks right wing Melker Karlsson (68), from Sweden, and defenseman Paul Martin (7) react after losing Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Jose Sharks right wing Melker Karlsson (68), from Sweden, and defenseman Paul Martin (7) react after losing Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks players gather after losing Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Jose Sharks players gather after losing Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Penguins won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, center, watches during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, center, watches during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)  (The Associated Press)

Martin Jones was the main reason the San Jose Sharks were able to extend the Stanley Cup Finals to six games.

The third-year goalie kept it close in Game 6 on Sunday night, too, though he never got the help needed to send the series back to Pittsburgh.

The Sharks' first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals ended with a 3-1 loss to the Penguins.

Jones made 24 saves, while his teammates mustered 19 shots on Matthew Murray.

The Sharks once again fell behind early, giving up a power-play goal, and never recovered. Jones was left to fend for himself.