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New York Islanders Daily: Thomas Greiss Has No Chance

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders looks on prior to taking on the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at Barclays Center on November 22, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders looks on prior to taking on the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at Barclays Center on November 22, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders lost a stinker last night, it wasn’t Thomas Greiss’ fault. In fact, he has no shot with how the team plays in front of him.

In a season with a lot of crazy statistics for the New York Islanders this one that I heard last night made my head spin. In Thomas Greiss last two starts he’s faced 106 shots. No, that’s not a typo one hundred and six shots faced in two games…

Thanks to Brian Compton for pointing that one out. Sure, Greiss hasn’t had a very good year for the New York Islanders. He had a .886 save percentage and a 3.89 goals against average before last night’s debacle.

Those numbers aren’t good, they’re actually flat out horrific but that’s not the point, the point is Greiss has zero shot with the kind of performance his team puts in front of him. How can anyone stop 106 pucks in six periods? It’s impossible.

Sure he’s allowed four and five goals in those two games but that save percentage is .915. That’s just above his career average which is .913.

I know we’re beating a dead horse here but something has to change. A trade must be made. Garth Snow can’t sit here and do nothing after the performance the past two nights. Enough of the acceptance of mediocrity…please.

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