Neuvirth allowed four goals on 30 shots in the Islanders loss in Chicago on March 17th. Jaroslav Halak has started the last three games, but it will be Neuvirth today vs. the Ducks. Since arriving on Long Island, Neuvirth has gone 1-2-1 with a 2.91 GAA and .882 SV%.
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.
Neuvirth allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Islanders loss to the Canadiens on Saturday. With Jaroslav Halak out, Neuvirth will start his second game in a row. He has gone 1-1-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .889 SV% since coming to the Islanders. He draws a tough matchup against the Blackhawks, who have won four of five.
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.