Greiss stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 5-3 win over the Avalanche on Monday. It was his second straight start. Greiss obviously caught the eye of head coach Jack Capuano in his last game against the Lightning, a 29-save victory. It's a little frustrating for owners of Jaroslav Halak (.921 save percentage, 2.02 GAA) that Greiss (.925 save percentage, 2.30 GAA) has gotten the nod in consecutive games and six of 14 starts in November, but it's hard to fathom that this is anything but a blip on the radar for Halak. Regardless, the situation is worth monitoring -- especially in advance of Wednesday's Big Apple showdown with the Rangers.
Greiss will start in goal Monday against the Avalanche, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports. Greiss posted another solid outing for the Islanders on Saturday against the Lightning, stopping 29 of the 31 shots he faced to move his record to 6-3-2 on the season. He now owns a 2.24 GAA and .927 save percentage heading into a matchup against an Avalache club scoring 2.69 goals per game on the road this season.
Greiss made 29 saves Saturday in a 3-2 victory over the Lightning. He earned the game's first star for his efforts. The career back up is getting about 40 percent of the Isles' starts, so there is some value to his game. He's now 6-3-2 with a great GAA and save percentage. At minimum, he should be a handcuff to Jaroslav Halak who has really struggled in November (3-3-1) .
Greiss will be between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Lightning. Greiss was shaky in his last outing, surrendering three goals on 26 shots en route to a 4-2 loss to the Canadiens on Sunday. On Saturday he'll take on a banged up Lightning squad that will likely be without a few of their top offensive weapons, such as Tyler Johnson, in Saturday evening's contest.
Greiss recorded 23 saves on 26 shots in Sunday's loss to the Canadiens. Greiss had allowed two or fewer goals in each of his past three starts as he's started to get used a bit more frequently, but he took a step back Sunday. Jaroslav Halak has played well in front of him and isn't in any danger of losing his job, but Greiss has shown enough to be a decent daily option depending on the opponent when he plays.
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