Halak stopped 17 of 18 shots in the Islanders win over the Flyers on Wednesday. Philadelphia is one of the best matchups going right now, so it wasn’t surprising to see Halak come away with his sixth win of the year. Halak has gone 3-3-0 with a 2.24 GAA and .911 SV% in seven starts this month.
Zidlicky continues to rotate in an out of the lineup, so after sitting out on Sunday, he will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Flyers. Zidlicky leads all Isles’ defensemen with 2:26 PP TOI this season, but that has only translated into two power-play assists in 18 games.
Halak will be in goal on Wednesday vs. Philadelphia.
Halak was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots in the Islanders loss to Montreal last Friday. Thomas Greiss started on Sunday, but the Isles will go back to Halak tonight vs. the Flyers. Halak is 2-3-0 with a 2.47 GAA and .907 SV% in November, but faces a Flyers team that has lost five of seven and rank dead last in the NHL in scoring (1.76 G/PG).
Greiss gave up on goal on 16 shots after replacing Jaroslav Halak in the Islanders loss to the Canadiens on Friday. Halak couldn’t get the job done, so they will let Greiss start this one in Montreal. He has been good so far, posting a 2.17 GAA and .931 SV% in nine appearances.
Halak allowed two goals in 33 shots in the Islanders win in Arizona on Monday. Halak snapped a three-game losing streak and now holds a 5-4-1 record with a 1.90 GAA and .927 SV% on the year. Halak gets a tough matchup on Friday with Carey Price returning to the crease for the Habs.