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New York Islanders: Another Historic Shots Against Statistic

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders replaces Jaroslav Halak #41 in the nets during the second period against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on December 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders replaces Jaroslav Halak #41 in the nets during the second period against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on December 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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We know the New York Islanders have a problem when it comes to allowing shots, but this statistic really puts things in perspective.

In the span of 48 hours, the New York Islanders have gotten their best performances of the season from both Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak. It’s no secret, both netminders have had their fair share of poor outings that’s why the strong performances this week came as such a surprise.

First, Jaroslav Halak had a 50 save shutout against the New York Rangers. Jaro always seems to play his best against the blue shirts. In his career, he’s 17-7 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.45 goals against average.

He always tends to get up for the Rangers. Then on Friday, it was Thomas Greiss who had the game of his season.

Thomas Greiss faced 45 shots last night. He stopped every one of them for his first shutout of the season. Interestingly enough, John Buccigross of ESPN tweeted out a stat about the Islanders performance in net the past two games.

If this isn’t peak 2017-2018 New York Islanders I don’t know what is. The Isles have had such a wild up and down season, that often times they’ll have stats that just don’t quite add up.

Sure, the Islanders allowing 45 or more shots is nothing new, but the goalies standing on their head and shutting an out an opponent is a new concept for this season.

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If the Islanders are to turn things around, which won’t be easy, they’ll need Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss at their best and then some. I still can’t believe that stat Bucci shared with us, this team is so streaky it’s happening at historic heights.

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