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New York Islanders Daily: Thomas Greiss Has Another Shutout

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 20: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders takes a break during a stop in play in the second period of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on December 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Islanders 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 20: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders takes a break during a stop in play in the second period of a game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on December 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Islanders 4-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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For the third time in the last five games, Thomas Greiss gave the New York Islanders a shutout. He’s now up to a .930 save percentage.

The unlikely surge from Thomas Greiss and the New York Islanders continued yesterday in Columbus. Just over a year ago, on opening night, Greiss was pulled from the game after allowing five goals in a span of a period and a half.

It would set the tone for an awful season that finished with a .892 save percentage and a 3.82 goals against average. Fast forward to this year, and so much has changed.

Last night, in that same building, he posted a shutout stopping all 31 of Columbus’ shots against. In his last six games, Greiss has three shutouts, and in the other three contests, he’s only allowed one goal.

That’s good enough for a 5-0-1 record with a 0.48 goals against average and a .984 save percentage. That’s about as good as you can be over the span of six starts. On the season, he’s now up to a .930 save percentage and a 2.20 goals against average.

His .930 save percentage, a full .038 better than last year, leads the league with Robin Lehner right behind him at .929. While the Isles offense is struggling, these two guys are keeping this team on top. It’s been truly remarkable the difference a year can make.

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