New York Islanders Daily: Jaroslav Halak Dominates In Vegas

By Matt O'Leary
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Goaltender Jaroslav Halak
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 22: Goaltender Jaroslav Halak /

New York Islanders Goalie Jaroslav Halak dominated last night in the Islanders 2-1 over the Vegas Golden Knights on the road.

Jaroslav Halak put up his best performance of the season in the New York Islanders best win of the season last night. It wasn’t long ago Doug Weight came out saying the Islanders had their best loss of the season, this time it was their best win by far.

Vegas is atop the Western Conference and the Islanders went on the road and beat them in their building which is an extremely difficult task in itself.

When you consider that the Islanders held Vegas to just one goal it becomes even more impressive. We know how badly the Islanders have struggled to keep pucks out of their net, but last night they flourished.

Jaroslav Halak was fantastic in particular, stopping 38 of the 39 shots against him. That was good enough for a .974 save percentage on the night, his highest in a game this year (excluding the 11 pucks he stopped in relief of Thomas Greiss on opening night).

Halak’s save percentage on the year is up to .909 and his goals against average is now down to 3.16. Neither of those numbers are extremely impressive but it’s still a step in the right direction considering how bad things were not too long ago.

Hopefully what happens in Vegas, leaves Vegas.

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