Greiss allowed one goal on 31 shots in the Islanders win over the Oilers on Sunday. Jaroslav Halak started on Tuesday, but Greiss will go tonight vs. the Kings. Greiss has performed very well on home ice this season, going 8-3-2 with a 2.20 GAA and .928 SV% in 12 starts at Barclays Center.
Halak was yanked after allowing four goals on 13 shots in the Islanders loss to the Red Wings on Saturday. Thomas Greiss started on Sunday, but they’ll go back to Halak tonight in Columbus. Halak has struggled recently, losing three in a row while posting a 4.04 GAA and .836 SV%. Tonight he takes on a Blue Jackets team who have won four of their last five.
Greiss allowed two goals on 20 shots in the Islanders win over the Blue Jackets. Today will be his first start in the Islanders last eight games. Greiss is 7-3-2 with a 2.30 GAA and .925 SV% on home ice this season. He’ll face an Oilers team that lost 5-1 to the Habs on Saturday.
Halak gave up three goals on 23 shots in the Islanders loss to the Capitals on Thursday. He has lost three of his last four and comes into Saturday at 12-10-4 with a 2.18 GAA and .921 SV% on the season. He allowed three goals on 25 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings on January 25th.
Halak surrendered three goals on 25 shots in the Islanders loss to the Red Wings before the All-Star break. He was given Tuesday night off, but will get back between the pipes tonight in Washington. Halak allowed three goals on 37 shots in a loss in his first start vs. the NHL’s top team. He comes in at 4-4-3 with a 2.13 GAA and .925 SV% on the road this season.
Berube spent the All-Star break on a conditioning stint with Bridgeport (AHL) and he excelled, going 4-1-0 with a 1.25 GAA and .960 SV%. He is fresh after playing all week, so the Islanders will roll with the hot hand in their first game back. Berube allowed four goals on 34 shots in a loss to Chicago in his NHL debut back in October.
Boychuk (shoulder) return is questionable for Tuesday.
Boychuk has been out since December 31st, but was back at practice on Monday and could return on Tuesday. His status remains up in the air for Tuesday’s game. Monitor his status during the morning skate.
The Islanders have recalled Scott Mayfield from Bridgeport (AHL).
Mayfield has been recalled because the Islanders are not sure if Johnny Boychuk will return to the lineup on Tuesday. Mayfield has no points in two games with the Isles and has just six points (3G / 3A) in 38 games with Bridgeport.