New York Islanders Thomas Greiss Impresses In Germany’s Upset Win
New York Islanders netminder Thomas Greiss impressed in Germany’s 2-1 win over Team USA in day one of the IIHF World Championship tournament.
Thomas Greiss‘ strong season continued as the normally New York Islanders goalie led his German team to a 2-1 victory. He stopped 41 of the 42 American shots against him, as he was clearly the number one star of the game.
Heck in the third period alone the Americans put 20 shots on goal against Greiss, but like he did in the regular season he stood on his head when the team needed him to.
Jack Eichel had 10 shots on goal, Johnny Gaudreau had seven and his Isles teammate Anders Lee had five on net. The lone shot to get past him was from Arizona Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy.
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In case you’re wondering Patrick Hager and Arizona Coyotes forward Tobias Reader had the two German goals. It was a big day for the Coyotes clearly.
With the Isles in 2016-2017 the Greiss man had a solid .913 save percentage and a 2.69 goals against average which yielded him a contract extension. Although it remains a question whether or not he will be the Isles starter next year.
Did Jaroslav Halak‘s play at the end of the year boost him back into the starting role? Will the Islanders try to move Halak to free up some much-needed cap space? All these questions and more will be answered this offseason.
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But for now, Greiss will be focusing his play for his home country. His team will be taking on Sweeden at 2:15 pm. The only thing we can hope for is the continuation of his solid play and that he, and any other Islander player in this tournament, doesn’t get hurt.