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New York Islanders Daily: Thomas Greiss’ Poke Check Saves The Day

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders makes the save on Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime at the Barclays Center on November 01, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders makes the save on Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime at the Barclays Center on November 01, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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With the game on the line in overtime, New York Islanders netminder Thomas Greiss saved the day with an impressive poke check against Sidney Crosby.

After beating the Penguins on Tuesday night, the New York Islanders were in a heated battle with them again last night. The game ended up going into overtime tied at two and we got one of the most intense periods of hockey we’ve seen in a while.

The Islanders were in the offensive zone and the Penguins caused a Mathew Barzal turnover. It resulted in Sidney Crosby being all alone from about center ice onwards.

When the best player in the world has the game on the line with the puck chances are he comes through for his team. Not last night. Thomas Greiss went old school and poke-checked that thing away to keep the Islanders alive in the game.

Greiss was a brick wall in overtime and that save helped push the game to a shootout where Greiss was fantastic again stopping Malkin, Crosby, and Letang on the way to a 3-2 victory over the first place Penguins.

Now, the Isles are tied for first with the Pens with 15 points. It’s still super early in the season but these points count just the same now as they do at the end of the year. Right now this team is fun and good, enjoy the ride.

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