Since the All-Star break, Thomas Greiss has struggled mightily for the New York Islanders. He has a .809 save percentage in four starts.
Last year, we saw Mitch Korn and Piero Greco work a minor miracle with both Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner. Both goalies had career years and it was a major part of the reason why the Islanders were so successful.
The great defense and goalie play plan worked for the first couple of months of the season as well, and then Semyon Varlamov along with Greiss began to get inconsistent. For Greiss, he’s coming off his worst game of the season last night.
He let in three goals on eight shots and was very susceptible to shots up high. Actually, since the All-Star Game he’s been really struggling. In four starts he has a .808 save percentage and has allowed three goals or more in every single start.
For Thomas Greiss, and Semyon Varlamov too, it’s just little flaws in his fundamentals. He’s not getting the post or he’s not cutting off the angle, it’s all fairly fixable issues.
I was hoping that with their week off, the Islanders would come out of it well-rested and fundamentally sound. So far, they have not despite having a pretty decent record.
Piero Greco and company have their work cut out for them, the Isles need both goalies in tip-top shape down the stretch here.
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