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.
Zidlicky will be back in the Islanders lineup on Monday.
Zidlicky was a healthy scratch on Friday but will be back in the lineup on Monday. Zidlicky leads all Islanders’ blue liners with 2:12 PP TOI per game this season. Zidlicky has one goal and four assists (2 PPA) in 16 games this season.
Halak gave up two goals on 22 shots in the Islanders loss in Los Angeles last Thursday. Surprisingly, Thomas Greiss started two of three games last week, so the Islanders will open this week with Halak at home vs. Arizona. Halak has gone 3-2-0 with a 2.02 GAA and .923 SV% in five starts at the Barclays Center this season.
Greiss allowed two goals on 36 shots in the Islanders win in San Jose on Tuesday. Greiss has won four of his seven starts while posting a 2.39 GAA and .927 SV% with the Islanders. Tonight he will start start in Anaheim—he has gone 2-0-0 with a 1.94 GAA and .947 SV% in two games on the road.
Halak allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Islanders loss to the Bruins on Sunday. Thomas Greiss got the nod on Tuesday so it is no surprise to see Halak going tonight in Los Angeles. Halak has lost three of his last four despite posting a 1.98 GAA and .912 SV%. Tonight he will go up against a Kings team that has alternated wins and losses in their last six.