New York Islanders Anders Lee and Thomas Griess Shine
The New York Islanders left Boston on Tuesday night with two points in the bank. Two points that were won on the backs of performances by their goaltender and their hottest player.
Going into the games against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden, the New York Islanders were an abysmal 2-7-2 on the road and stinking up the NHL at the time with a five-game losing streak.
Leaving with a win seemed incredibly improbable. Enter the heroics of one Thomas Greiss and Anders Lee.
Thomas Greiss put on a clinic, stopping 48 of 50 shots and being declared the clear winner in the goalie duel with Tukka Rask no this night.
Anders Lee continued to remind us that he knows how to score goals. And to reaffirm that in front of the opposition net is exactly where Anders Lee belongs.
The Islanders are far from bucking the trend that has seen them rooted to the floor of their conference and the league. But there are some signs here that, maybe, just maybe, there’s something more to this team.