Johnson stopped 27 of 28 shots in the Islanders win over the Coyotes on Tuesday. He has won two of three goals with a 1.30 GAA and .957 SV%. Tonight he will face a Hurricanes team he has gone 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .935 SV%.
Halak allowed three goals on 23 shots in the Islanders loss to the Canucks on Sunday. Halak has had a so-so month, going 6-3-0 with a 2.78 GAA and .904 SV% in nine February starts. In his first start vs. Calgary, he made 22 saves in a 2-1 win early in January.
The Islanders have signed Nick Leddy to a seven-year, $38.5M contract extension.
Leddy, 23, was set to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season, but is now inked through the 2021-22 season. He has scored eight goals with 17 assists and a plus-12 rating in 61 games this season.
Johnson allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Islanders loss in Washington on Saturday. Despite stopping 96 of 101 shots (.951 SV%) that he has faced in his last three outings, he has gone 1-1-1. He should make for a great spot-start against a Coyotes team who have lost eight of their last nine games.
Halak turned aside 30 of 32 shots in the Islanders 5-2 win over the Predators on Thursday. He was given Saturday off to save him for tonight’s game against the Canucks. Halak has gone 6-2-0 with a 2.73 GAA and .908 SV% in the month of February. He made 17 saves in a 3-2 loss in his first start vs. Vancouver.
Johnson allowed a single goal on 38 shots in the Islanders 4-1 win over Carolina on Tuesday. With a back-to-back today and tomorrow, Johnson will go this afternoon with Jaroslav Halak likely for Sunday. Johnson allowed four goals on 26 shots in a 5-2 loss in his first start against the Capitals.
The Islanders have placed Mikhail Grabovski (upper-body) on IR.
Grabovski appeared to suffer an apparent head injury on a hit early in last night’s win over the Predators. He stayed down after a heavy hit and the immediate speculation is that Grabo suffered a concussion, but the exact nature of the injury has not been released by the team.