The New York Islanders continue their surge, at the top of the Metropolitan Division. Thomas Greiss has had a helping hand in their unlikely season.
2017-2018 was a year that Thomas Greiss, and the New York Islanders, would like to forget. The team had, statistically, the worst goalie duo in the league with Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss with a .903 save percentage.
This year, their save percentage is up to a .928. Greiss, who had a rough .892 last year is up to a .927 with a 2.28 goals against average. To put it lightly, Thomas Greiss has been fantastic.
If you look at the sample size over his last five games, he’s been just ridiculous. He’s 4-0-1 with a .981 save percentage and a 0.58 goals against average. If you played NHL 19 on the easiest level, I still don’t think you can put up those numbers.
Only allowing three goals in five straight starts is unheard of, and it’s one of the main reasons why the Islanders are where they are in the standings.
Looking at some goaltending numbers, the Isles have by far the best goalie duo in the league. Lehner and Greiss are second and third in the league respectively in save percentage. In goals against average, they’re first and third.
Talk about a turnaround for those two. Lehner wasn’t offered a contract by Buffalo seven months ago, Greiss was arguably the worst goalie in the league. It’s crazy the difference a year can make.
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