New York Islanders Calgary Flames Combined Starting Lineup
Goaltender: Thomas Greiss
Calgary took a step up in the crease this year with the out-of-nowhere play of Chad Johnson and with the acquisition of Brian Elliot. In 2015-16, the Flames lead the league with the absolute worst SV% at 0.892.
This year’s 0.904 SV% isn’t fantastic, but it certainly puts them well outside of league worst, sorry Dallas. But they’ve still got some work to do if they want to stack up against the Islanders starter: Thomas Griess.
The Islanders number one goalie has been fantastic this season. Just like the other night in Chicago, Greiss keeps the Islanders in more games then they should be in.
Greiss has a 13-7-4 record 0.916 SV% and 2.48 GAA since earning the number one job from Jaroslav Halak back at the end of December. It’s been a big part of why the Islanders have been able to dig themselves out of the Eastern Conference basement.
A goalie has to be able to steal some games for you during the season. He’s got to put the team in a position to win even when the team has no business doing so. Thomas Greiss does exactly that. And that’s why he earns the crease between these two clubs.