Greiss made 19 saves in a 4-3 loss to the Predators. He didn't perform the way he did Thursday against the Canes (45 saves), but he wasn't awful either. Greiss' inconsistency makes him a challenging fantasy play. Exercise caution.
As expected, Greiss will start in goal against the visiting Predators on Saturday. For obvious reasons, NHL coaches tend to ride the hot hand, and new bench boss Barry Trotz must've been smitten by Greiss's performance in Thursday's season opener when the German allowed one just goal on 46 shots in a road win over the Hurricanes. Here's a guy who posted an .892 save percentage over 27 games in 2017-18, so we wouldn't get overly excited about Greiss, but at the same time, it would be dangerous to not consider what team management changes can do for a hockey club. After all, Trotz is fresh off a Stanley Cup win with the Capitals.
Greiss is expected to start Saturday as the Islanders take on the Predators in their home opener, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone as Greiss was spectacular Thursday in making 45 saves in the Islanders' 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes. Greiss is locked in a battle with Robin Lehner to see who will become the Islanders' number one goaltender. Greiss has the upper hand right now, but that may only last until his next start.
Greiss made 45 saves in a 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Thursday night. What a great game for a guy barely holding onto the starter's job. Greiss was absolutely dominant against a Canes offence that came in waves. This performance should give him the next start for the Isles.
Greiss will guard the cage against the Hurricanes on Thursday. Greiss' hold on the starting job for the Islanders should probably be considered tenuous at best. The German will need to be at his best to avoid being unseated by Robin Lehner. As it is, the two netminders could be in line to split time in the crease this season.
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