Greiss saved 52 of 56 shots during Monday's 5-4 win over Montreal. It's rare for a goalie to allow four goals and the outing still qualify as an excellent showing. Additionally, Greiss significantly outplayed Carey Price, who's representing the Atlantic Division in the All-Star game. Still, these standout performances have been few and far between from Greiss, as he owns an .886 save percentage and 3.89 GAA for the campaign. The German is still a respectable option to stream or chase a win with when he faces a favorable opponent, but it's become pretty clear that expectations should probably be kept in check.
Greiss will get the starting nod against the Canadiens on Monday. Greiss has made just two appearances since Dec. 19 -- one of which was a five-goal disaster versus the Flyers. The netminder has a lone victory in his last eight outings, along with a 4.89 GAA and .836 save percentage. A matchup with the Habs could be what the German needs to right the ship, however, considering they are averaging a mere 2.53 goals per game -- third worst in the league.
Greiss only kicked back 26 of 31 shots in Thursday's 6-4 road loss to the Flyers. Jaroslav Halak is technically the No. 1 goalie for the Isles, but neither he nor Greiss have been viable fantasy options as they own .904 and .882 save percentages, respectively. It certainly doesn't help that two-way blueliners Calvin de Haan (shoulder) and Johnny Boychuk (upper body) are unavailable due to their respective injuries, and the Islanders goalies seem to be relying too heavily on the offense to save face on any given night. New York does boast the third-ranked offense, but until Greiss and Halak start acting like some of the team's better penalty killers, it's going to be very tough to lean on either of them in fantasy hockey.
Greiss will get the starting nod against the Flyers on Thursday. Greiss will be making his first start since Dec. 19, when he gave up five goals on 21 shots to the Red Wings. The netminder made one relief appearance since then, posting a .923 save percentage in limited action. Heading into the season, it looked like coach Doug Weight was going to utilize a goalie split, but since late November, has relied much more on Jaroslav Halak.
Greiss stopped 12 of 13 shots during the third period of Sunday's 6-1 loss to Colorado. Greiss entered with Colorado up 5-0, so there isn't a lot to read into Sunday's outing. However, Jaroslav Halak has allowed nine goals through his past five periods of action, so it wouldn't be surprising if Greiss started Tuesday against Boston. The German's .884 save percentage and 3.82 don't instill a lot of confidence, though.
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