Greiss has a 16-9-4 record along with a 2.74 GAA and .913 save percentage this season. Those are solid numbers for a backup goaltender but far from the 2.28 GAA and .927 save percentage that Greiss posted last year. Greiss will more likely than not find himself playing for a new team next season as Semyon Varlamov is signed with the Isles for three more years and Ilya Sorokin is finally expected to make his way to North America from the KHL.
Greiss stopped 25 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Hurricanes. He played well, but Greiss still wound up extending his winless streak to four games. The 34-year-old has gotten the hook in two of those four starts, and on the season he now carries a 2.74 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Greiss will start Saturday's matinee against the Hurricanes, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Greiss will be tasked with trying to turn things around in a hugely important game for the Islanders, who now lead the Hurricanes by just three points for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, with the Rangers also lurking two points back of the Islanders. The whole Islanders team has struggled recently, but Greiss has been particularly bad, allowing nine goals on just 52 shots in his last three appearances (.827 save percentage). On the bright side for Greiss, the Hurricanes come in having dropped four in a row themselves.
Greiss allowed three goals on 12 shots before being replaced by Semyon Varlamov to begin the second period of Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Canadiens. The Habs beat Greiss three times in a little over five minutes late in the first frame, forcing the 34-year-old from the game. It's the second time in his last three starts he's gotten a quick hook, further entrenching Varlamov in the No. 1 job. On the season, Greiss now carries a 2.74 GAA and .914 save percentage.
Greiss was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, which suggests he'll get the start in goal in Tuesday's home matchup with Montreal, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Greiss was pretty solid in his last start Thursday against St. Louis, stopping 29 of 32 shots, but he ultimately suffered his 11th loss of the season due to insufficient goal support. The 34-year-old German will try to get back in the win column in a home matchup with a Canadiens club that's averaging 3.23 goals per game on the road this campaign, fifth in the NHL.
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