Greiss made 23 saves in a 3-2 win over Detroit on Saturday night. He's back on the winning side of the ledger after dropping his last two games to the Jets and Pens. Greiss is now 10-6-1 and he currently has the Isles in a playoff position. The Penguins are breathing down the Isles' necks, so Greiss will need to be at his best to keep that spot. We'll soon see if he can withstand that pressure.
Greiss has received the starting nod for Saturday's road game against the Red Wings, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Greiss was pulled from his last start after the Penguins put the puck behind him five times on 21 shots, but that won't stop coach Barry Trotz from sending the German between the pipes for a fourth straight game. He'll field shots against a Detroit team that ranks 26th in the league in shots per game (29), and just 19th in scoring with a 2.9 goals-per-game average.
Greiss gave up five goals on 21 shots before getting the hook in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Penguins. Greiss was replaced by Christopher Gibson for the final 20 minutes. Kris Letang scored both of Pittsburgh's first-period goals, while two of the three pucks to elude Greiss in the second came off the stick of Phil Kessel. The German netminder's game has slipped noticeably of late -- he's 1-3-0 in his past four starts while allowing three-plus goals in five of the past eight. This dip in form has come at an inopportune time for the Islanders, as alternative option Robin Lehner is dealing with an undisclosed injury.
Greiss will defend the net Thursday against the Penguins in Pittsburgh, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Greiss is piecing together one of the better seasons of his career thus far and has been equally as good recently, posting a 2.20 GAA and a .924 save percentage over the last five contests. He will look to continue the recent string of successes between the pipes going into a tough matchup versus a Penguins squad notching 3.42 goals per game this season.
Greiss allowed two goals on 23 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Winnipeg. The loss drops the German netminder to a 9-5-1 record to go with solid ratios (2.39 GAA, .925 save percentage). Greiss currently has a slight edge in terms of fantasy value over fellow Islanders netminder Robin Lehner (undisclosed), who's appeared in five fewer games and is currently day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
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