Greiss turned aside all nine shots he faced after replacing Jonathan Bernier to begin the third period of Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.
After getting shelled for seven goals by Chicago in his last start, Greiss was able to regain some confidence in a fairly low-pressure spot. The veteran netminder is still having an awful first season with Detroit, posting a 1-11-3 record so far with a 3.37 GAA and .885 save percentage and ceding the No. 1 job to Bernier over the last two weeks.
Greiss gave up seven goals on 32 shots in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
In the second half of a back-to-back, head coach Jeff Blashill didn't bring in Jonathan Bernier as Greiss spiraled out of control in the third period. The 35-year-old Greiss displayed his displeasure after the seventh tally, smashing his stick on the post and crossbar. The German netminder's terrible outing dropped his record to 1-11-3 with a 3.46 GAA and an .882 save percentage in 15 outings. He had his run as starter when Bernier was hurt, but Greiss can safely be considered the backup now.
Greiss will patrol the crease in Sunday's road matchup against Chicago.
After Jonathan Bernier earned a win over the Blackhawks on Saturday, Greiss will get the start for the second half of the back-to-back. The 35-year-old will make his first appearance since coughing up four goals on just 13 shots against the Panthers on Feb. 19 before he was pulled from the contest. He owns a 3.16 GAA and .891 save percentage on the season.
Greiss stopped nine of 13 shots before being replaced by Jonathan Bernier to begin the second period in Friday's 7-2 loss to the Panthers.
The veteran netminder didn't have much chance on any of the goals, and Bernier didn't fare much better after taking over the crease, but Greiss was still on the hook for his league-leading 10th loss of the season. He now has a shaky 3.16 GAA and .891 save percentage through 14 appearances, but with Bernier now healthy the duo should move into a timeshare rather than Greiss having to shoulder the load alone.
Greiss will defend the home net in Friday's game versus the Panthers.
Greiss has shown flashes of brilliance this season, affording some intrigue for daily fantasy purposes. However, a lack of offensive support often leaves the 35-year-old on the losing end, as he's produced an .899 save percentage and a 1-9-3 record so far. The Panthers present a tough task Friday, as they enter the game ranked ninth in the league with 3.36 goals per game.
Greiss kicked out 21 shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago.
Greiss was handed his third consecutive one-goal defeat when Chicago's Dominik Kubalik beat him on a 2-on-1 rush with 17 seconds left in overtime. The 34-year-old, who hasn't had a losing record since going 1-4-0 in a cup of coffee with San Jose in 2012-13, dropped to 1-9-3 on the year with a 2.90 GAA and .899 save percentage.
Greiss is the expected starter for Monday's home contest against Chicago.
Greiss watched from the bench Saturday against Nashville after starting the previous nine games. He's struggled for most of the season so far, recording a .901 save percentage and 2.91 GAA to go with a brutal 1-9-2 record. He last faced Chicago on Jan. 22, giving up three goals on 27 shots in a loss.
Greiss stopped 20 of 23 shots Thursday in a 3-2 loss to Nashville.
Nashville's Dante Fabbro beat Greiss with a long point shot through traffic, breaking a 2-2 tie with one minute left in regulation and sending Greiss to his sixth one-goal defeat this season. Greiss hasn't allowed more than three goals in a single start all year, but the wins just aren't going to be there behind this lowly Red Wings squad.
Greiss will get the starting nod for Thursday's road matchup against the Predators, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
The veteran will get the nod for the fourth consecutive game Thursday, as he's coming off a 20-save performance in a 2-1 loss to Florida. It's been a rough start backstopping one of the worst teams in the league for Greiss, as he's gone 1-8-2 along with a 2.90 GAA and .904 save percentage in 11 apperances this campaign. Greiss will draw a great matchup against a Predators offense that sits 29th in the league in goals per game this season (2.13).
Greiss made 20 saves in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers.
He shut down the Florida offense for the final half of the game and gave his team a chance to come up with an equalizer, but not surprisingly the underpowered Wings offense couldn't find one. Greiss now sports an ugly 1-8-2 record to begin his first season in Detroit, but his 2.90 GAA and .904 save percentage are remarkably respectable given the lack of talent in front of him.
Greiss is slated to tend the twine for Tuesday's road matchup with Florida, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Greiss finally secured his first win of the season versus the Panthers on Sunday after going without a win in his first nine appearances for the Red Wings. Considering his 1-7-2 record, Greiss's numbers actually aren't that terrible, as he is sporting a 3.00 GAA and .903 save percentage. Unfortunately, the veteran netminder probably shouldn't be expecting much in the way of offensive backing given Detroit is scoring just 2.00 goals per game (second lowest in the league).
Greiss stopped 36 of 37 shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
Greiss has struggled for much of this season, but he nearly silenced a dynamic Panthers offense Sunday. Only Alexander Wennberg's third-period tally got behind Greiss. The German goalie improved to 1-7-2 with a 3.00 GAA and a .903 save percentage in 10 games this year. Greiss hasn't allowed more than three goals in an appearance yet, but the Red Wings don't give him much of a margin for error, so he's a risky play for fantasy managers in search of wins.
Greiss will start in the home crease Sunday versus the Panthers.
Greiss is 0-7-2 through his first nine appearances this season. The 35-year-old sports an .892 save percentage and a 3.27 GAA, and he'll continue to handle a bulk of the workload with Jonathan Bernier (upper body) out. It'll be tough to get back on track against the Panthers, who sit at eighth in the league with 3.5 goals per game.
Greiss has received a vote of confidence from Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill, despite the goalie starting his tenure with an 0-7-2 record, 3.27 GAA and .892 save percentage, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The German netminder is known for his mental toughness, and that's a must-have trait as the last line of defense for any rebuilding club. Detroit has strung together a measly six points in the standings, consequently showing that the struggles span far beyond that of an individual player. Greiss was chased from the net early in the first period of Wednesday's contest against the Lightning; he yielded three goals on six shots before getting pulled but bounced back against the Bolts on Friday by setting aside 29 of 31 shots, albeit in another loss. "I'm not worried about Greisser at all," Blashill said. "He's mentally in a great spot. He's been through the rigors of the NHL. He's an even-keeled person. He knows games like (Wednesday) happen and he's going to move on."
Greiss allowed two goals on 31 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Friday. The third goal was an empty-netter.
Vladislav Namestnikov gave Greiss a lead to protect halfway through the first period, but it only lasted 3:56 before Patrick Maroon scored the equalizer. From there, it was all Lightning, and Greiss suffered his ninth straight loss (0-7-2) to open the year. The 35-year-old German hasn't given up more than three goals in any appearance, but he's been pulled once and struggled in relief another time. He has a 3.27 GAA and an .891 save percentage in nine appearances overall. Jonathan Bernier (upper body) is eligible to return whenever he's healthy -- until then, Greiss will likely continue to draw starts over backup Calvin Pickard.
Greiss will start in the road crease Friday against the Lightning.
Greiss is still looking for his first win of the year, as he's 0-6-2 with an .885 save percentage. He was yanked from Wednesday's loss to the Lightning after allowing three goals on six shots. The odds will be stacked against Greiss against one of the top offenses in the league.
Greiss led his team onto the ice for pregame warmups, indicating he'll start between the pipes in Wednesday's road game versus the Lightning.
Greiss has struggled mightily this season, compiling an 0-5-2 record while posting a sub-par 3.03 GAA and .897 save percentage in seven appearances. The 35-year-old backstop will attempt to pick up his first win of the campaign in a rough road matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's 4-0-0 at home this year.
Greiss stopped 27 shots in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Florida.
One night after losing to the Panthers 3-2 in overtime, Greiss and the Wings were on the wrong side of an identical score, though this time the two teams didn't need extra time to settle things. It's been the story of the netminder's season so far -- he's 0-5-2 with a 3.03 GAA and .897 save percentage, and the move from the defensively air-tight Islanders to the porous Red Wings has been a massive shock to Greiss's ratios.
Greiss will start Sunday's home game against the Panthers.
Jonathan Bernier (upper body) is still out of the lineup, so the Red Wings are opting to roll with Greiss for a second straight game instead of turning to Calvin Pickard. Greiss is 0-4-2 over the first six games this year, accruing an .897 save percentage and a 3.01 GAA. On the other side, the Panthers haven't lost in regulation this season while averaging 3.2 goals per game.
Greiss turned aside 23 shots in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers.
The veteran netminder played well but didn't get enough help, especially on the final sequence in OT -- Greiss stoned Anthony Duclair on a breakaway, but Detroit couldn't clear the zone and Duclair then set up the winner. Greiss is still looking for his first win on the season, going 0-4-2 in six starts, and his .897 save percentage is more a reflection on the team in front of him than his own abilities.
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