Disappointment 1: The Goalies
We’ve used the New York Islanders goalie tandem as a talking point quite often this season. At times it feels like we’re beating a dead horse, but the problem is the play in net is such a severe topic we can’t not talk about it.
Jaroslav Halak has been the better of the two. He is 10-8-2 with a .906 save percentage a 3.01 goals against average and a .474 quality start percentage.
Those numbers aren’t particularly great but they are much better than what Thomas Greiss has given you. Greiss has a .883 save percentage a 3.83 goals against average and a .353 quality start percentage.
Both Halak and Greiss have been a major disappointment so far. If they played to their career average, for Halak a .916 save percentage and a 2.44 goals against average and for Greiss a .913 save percentage a 2.63 goals against average, the Islanders would likely be in a top-3 position in the Metro.
The offense is championship level, but with a sub .900 save percentage the Isles likely won’t do damage come playoff time. That’s one thing that is going to have to change.