Greiss allowed three goals on nine shots before he was replaced by Semyon Varlamov in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.
The Islanders as a whole looked unprepared for a rested Lightning squad, and Greiss wasn't good enough to cover their flaws. He had allowed just two goals combined in his previous two starts, including a Game 7 shutout win over the Flyers to get to the Eastern Conference finals. It remains to be seen if head coach Barry Trotz will give Greiss another chance or turn to Varlamov in Wednesday's Game 2.
Greiss will patrol the blue paint in Monday's Game 1 showdown with the Lightning, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Greiss booked the Islanders' ticket to the Eastern Conference finals with a strong 16-save shutout in Game 7 against the Flyers. The 34-year-old appeared in three games last series, posting an incredible .960 save percentage and 1.08 GAA. If he keeps up those numbers, he should stay in goal ahead of Semyon Varlamov.
Greiss stopped all 16 Philadelphia shots in a 4-0 Game 7 win Saturday.
The Islanders turned to Greiss after Semyon Varlamov had struggled in the previous two games, and the 34-year-old was hardly tested by the Flyers. Still, he was plenty sharp when needed and helped New York advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Greiss logged a sparkling .960 save percentage over his three appearances (two starts) in the series, and Islanders head coach Barry Trotz might have a decision on his hands for Game 1 against Tampa Bay.
Greiss will tend the twine in Saturday's Game 7 against the Flyers, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Semyon Varlamov has lost two straight games and allowed a combined nine goals in the process, so head coach Barry Trotz is putting the Islanders' season in Greiss's hands. Greiss only played two games in August -- both against the Flyers -- and recorded a .949 save percentage and 1.68 GAA.
Greiss made 36 saves on 38 shots in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Flyers in Game 4.
Greiss got the nod for the second game of a back-to-back and ran with it, doing enough to help the Islanders extend their series lead to 3-1. The German goalie has played only twice in the playoffs, but he's stopped 56 of 59 shots in that span. Head coach Barry Trotz can trust Greiss to put in a good effort should Semyon Varlamov falter or suffer an injury.
Greiss will patrol the crease for Sunday's Game 4 tilt against Philadelphia, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 of 27 shots in Saturday's Game 3 victory, so Greiss will get the nod for the second night of the back-to-back. In his only appearance this postseason, the 34-year-old stopped 20 of 21 shots in relief during the Game 2 loss against the Flyers. He recorded a 2.74 GAA and .913 save percentage during the regular season.
Greiss replaced Semyon Varlamov late in the first period Wednesday during the Islanders' 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers in Game 2, stopping 20 of 21 shots.
Seeing his first game action of the postseason, Greiss was impressive and gave the Isles a chance to climb out of an early 3-0 hole, but the netminder still got stuck with the loss when Philippe Myers' shot from the point tipped off Anders Lee's stick and got by him in OT. Varlamov has been outstanding in the playoffs and isn't likely to lose his starting job after one shaky period, but with the next game of the series coming right up Thursday, Greiss could potentially make his first start while Varlamov gets a chance to clear his head.
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.
Greiss made 29 saves Thursday in a 3-2 overtime loss to St. Louis.
Greiss was on the verge of victory when St. Louis' Vince Dunn tied the game with 1:44 remaining to send things into overtime. Fellow Blues defenseman Colton Parayko ended the game with a wraparound tally in the extra session, a goal Griess certainly wants back. The 34-year-old netminder has dropped back-to-back starts to fall to 16-8-3 on the season. He owns a respectable 2.65 GAA and .916 save percentage.
Greiss will guard the road goal during Thursday's matchup with St. Louis, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Greiss hasn't played since Feb. 13 against the Predators, and he was awful in that contest, surrendering three goals on just eight shots before being replaced by Semyon Varlamov in the first period of the eventual 5-0 defeat. The 34-year-old German will attempt to shake off the rust and pick up his 17th win of the campaign in a brutal road matchup with a sizzling-hot Blues team that's won five straight games.
Greiss got pulled from Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Predators after allowing three goals on eight shots.
Greiss lasted all of 13 minutes, posting a .625 save percentage before being replaced by Semyon Varlamov. The loss moves Greiss's season record to 16-8-2. With three games remaining on the team's road trip, it's likely Greiss will get a chance to redeem himself in the near future.
Greiss was the first goalie off the ice Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports, indicating he will guard the crease on the road versus Nashville.
Greiss continues to help his team rack up points in the standings, as he is undefeated in regulation in his last eight appearances. Over this stretch, the netminder has gone 5-0-2 with a 2.47 GAA and .920 save percentage. As long as the German maintains his peak form, he should be in line for a heavier share of the workload over Semyon Varlamov.
Greiss made 26 saves in a 5-3 win over Washington on Monday.
New York blitzed the Capitals early and often, building a 5-1 lead for Greiss by the game's midway point. That was more than enough for Greiss to secure his second straight victory and improve to 16-7-2 on the season. He'll likely take a seat in favor of Semyon Varlamonv on Tuesday against Philadelphia, but Greiss's solid 2.55 GAA and .920 save percentage ensure he'll remain a regular part of the Islanders' goaltending rotation.
Greiss will take on the Capitals in Monday's road game, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Greiss will get the nod in the first half of back-to-back games, while it's tough to get a grip on the Islanders' goaltending rotation. The 34-year-old Greiss has been solid in seven 2020 appearances, as he's posted a 4-0-2 record with a .923 save percentage. Facing the Capitals on the road is no small task, as they rank tied for sixth with 3.48 goals per home game.
Greiss stopped 22 of 25 shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Kings.
Greiss shut out the Kings over the final 32:51 while the Islanders scored three unanswered goals in the third period to complete the comeback. He now owns a 15-7-2 record this season. Next up are the Lightning and Greiss already owns a win over Tampa Bay this year. The team has not announced its starter for Saturday's game.
Greiss was the first goalie off the ice Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports, indicating he will get the starting nod against Los Angeles.
Greiss will be making his fourth appearance in the Isles' last five contests, having posted a 1-0-2 record and .929 save percentage in his previous three outings. The German netminder hasn't lost in regulation since Dec. 27 versus the Blackhawks, a run of six games in which he went 3-0-2. If Greiss remains on top of his game, coach Barry Trotz could continue giving him more opportunities over Semyon Varlamov.
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