Halak stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Islanders 4-1 win over the Capitals in Game 1. The Islanders did a great job of suffocating Washington in the series-opener, making life easy on Halak. Expect a better effort from the Caps tonight, so things should be as easy for Halak.
Halak was fifth in wins (38) and 23rd in both GAA (2.43) and SV% (.914). Despite putting together a nice year, Halak doesn’t come in on the best of notes. He went 3-2-2 with a 2.81 GAA and .911 SV% down the stretch. Halak made two starts against the Capitals this season. He won each outing while posting a 2.35 GAA and .906 SV%.
Halak leads the Islanders onto the ice for warmups.
Halak stopped 37 of 38 shots in the Islanders win over the Penguins last night. He has won three of five while posting a 2.57 GAA and .913 SV%. Tonight Halak will start on back-to-back nights because Michal Neuvirth is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. He has gone 1-0-1 with a 2.88 GAA and .921 SV% in his first two starts vs the Blue Jackets.
Halak allowed five goals on 27 shots in the Islanders 5-4 loss to the Flyers on Tuesday. He allowed a leaky goal late in the third to lose the game. Halak has gone 2-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA and .933 SV% in his previous three starts against the Penguins.
Halak stopped all 21 shots in the Islanders shutout win over the Sabres on Saturday. Halak is having one of the best seasons of his career, having shattered his previous career-high with 37 wins on the season. Tonight will be his fourth start of the season against the Flyers—he has gone 3-0-0 with a 1.90 GAA and .912 SV% in the first three meetings.
Halak gave up three goals on 39 shots in the Islanders loss in Columbus on Thursday. He has lost two of three while allowing a combined 10 goals on 101 shots (.909 SV%). The Islanders are slumping, but Halak makes for a great start tonight vs. a bad Sabres team who are on the tail-end of a back-to-back.
Halak allowed four goals on 25 shots in the Islanders win over the Red Wings on Sunday. March was quite the up-and-down month for Halak, who finished at 3-3-2 with a 2.24 GAA and .924 SV%. Tonight Halak will go up against a Blue Jackets team who have won seven consecutive games.
Halak gave up three goals on 37 shots in the Islanders loss to the Kings on Thursday. Michal Neuvirth started on Saturday, so it will be Halak tonight vs. the Red Wings. Halak has lost four of his last five starts despite posting a 1.59 GAA, .945 SV% and one shutout. He will take on a Red Wings team who have gone 3-3-1 while averaging 3.00 goals per game in their last seven games.
Halak made 31 saves on 32 shots in the Islanders 2-1 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday. Halak is 2-2-2 with a 1.82 GAA and .937 SV% in his last six outings. Tonight he will face a Kings team who have also lost four of their last six. Halak is 20-9-1 with a 2.44 GAA and .915 SV% at home this season.
Halak stopped all 26 shots that he faced in the Islanders shout win over the Devils on Saturday. Halak ranks fourth in the NHL in wins (35) and seventh in shutouts (5) but is 18th in GAA (2.41) and 26th in SV% (.913). Tonight Halak will get the nod against a Wild team who have won four of five.
Halak allowed two goals on 28 shots in the Islanders loss to the Senators last Friday. He missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but will be back in goal tonight in New Jersey. He has gone 3-0-0 with a 1.60 GAA and .942 SV% in three starts against the Devils this season.
Halak (lower-body) will be available for Saturday’s game.
Halak missed Tuesday’s game with a lower-body injury, but he will be available for Saturday in New Jersey. There is no word whether or not he will start, but The belief is if he is available, he will be in goal.
Halak did not travel with the team to Chicago, so Halak will not be available on Tuesday. The Islanders have recalled Kevin Poulin, so it will be either Poulin or Michal Neuvirth. Halak’s injury is not believed to be serious.
Halak allowed two goals on 22 shots in the Islanders 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday. He has went 2-1-1 with a 2.25 GAA and .922 SV% in his last four outings. Tonight he takes on a Senators team who have gone 9-1-1 in their last 11 games. Halak is 2-0-0 with a 1.46 GAA and .923 SV% vs. Ottawa this season.
Halak allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Islanders win in Nashville last Thursday. Michal Neuvirth has started the last two games, but it will be Halak tonight vs. the Rangers. Halak has gone 3-1-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .935 SV% in four starts against their New York rivals this season.