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Thomas Greiss | Goalie | #1

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 227
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (94) / SJ
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Thomas Greiss has surrendered at least three goals in six consecutive games.
"Thomas is such an easygoing guy, he’s always, ‘I’m fine, I’m fine, it’s all good.’ But I think it’s something we have to address rather than ignore," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "We’ve got to help him through it. He’s not dreadful. He’s had some bad luck, some games he’s played well where his numbers weren’t great. Now you pair it with what you’ve seen the last couple weeks, we’ve got to fix it." Jaroslav Halak is probably going to start over Greiss on Thursday, but Greiss' next bounce back opportunity could come on Saturday against Boston. Greiss isn't a star goaltender, but he's capable of doing significantly better than his current 3.79 GAA and .890 save percentage. Dec 7 - 9:29 AM

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Thomas Greiss allowed six goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Islanders fell behind 2-0 in the first period, but they managed to tie the score in the second frame. Unfortunately for them, that's as good as it got. Greiss owns an 8-3-2 record with a 3.79 goals-against-average and a .890 save percentage this season. He's given up 11 goals in his last two outings.
Dec 6 - 12:18 AM

Thomas Greiss will get the nod Tuesday against Tampa Bay.

This was expected after Jaroslav Halak was in goal for the Islanders' 5-4 shootout win over Florida on Monday night. Greiss will be looking to bounce back after he was pulled last Friday against Ottawa when he allowed five goals on 20 shots. He has posted an 8-2-2 record with a 3.61 goals-against average and .896 save percentage this season.
Dec 5 - 5:45 PM

Thomas Greiss was pulled after allowing five goals on 20 shots in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Senators.

As ugly as the night was for Greiss, he didn't end up factoring into the decision. Jaroslav Halak, who gave up one goal on 15 shots, was handed the loss. Greiss now owns an 8-2-2 record with a 3.61 goals-against-average and a .896 save percentage this season.
Dec 1 - 10:40 PM

Thomas Greiss will play between the pipes on Friday.

It will be Greiss' first start in a week. He's on a five-game winning streak, but he's also allowed at least three goals in each of his last four games. He has an 8-2-2 record, 3.34 GAA, and .903 save percentage in 12 contests this season.
Dec 1 - 10:31 AM

Thomas Greiss stopped 26 of 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime win against Philadelphia on Friday.

Greiss allowed four goals on just seven shots in the second period, but fortunately for the Islanders he was otherwise fine. He now has a 8-2-2 record, 3.34 GAA, and .903 save percentage in 12 starts this season.
Nov 24 - 7:13 PM

Thomas Greiss earned his seventh win of the season with a 35-save performance in a 4-3 OT win against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Greiss has now won five out of his last six starts for the Islanders. The goaltender's record improves to 7-2-2 with a 3.29 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 22 - 11:03 PM

Thomas Greiss will play between the pipes on Wednesday.

After getting a game off, Greiss will be looking to extend his winning streak to four games. He has a 6-2-2 record, 3.33 GAA, and .904 save percentage in 10 contests this season.
Nov 22 - 6:27 AM

Thomas Greiss allowed three goals on 39 shots in a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Greiss earned his sixth win of the season against a Lightning team that won their last five games. The netminder's record improves to 6-2-2 with a goals-against-average of 3.33 and a save percentage of .904.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 18 - 9:47 PM

Thomas Greiss will start in goal against Tampa on Saturday.

He seems to have grabbed most of the starting role in Long Island from Jaroslav Halak. Greiss is coming off a 28-save, 6-4 win over Carolina this past Thursday and will take a 3.37 GAA and a .902 SP into Saturday night's contest.
Nov 18 - 12:06 PM

Thomas Greiss stopped 28 of 32 shots in a 6-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The mishap of the night belongs to Greiss who accidentally kicked the puck into his own net. Not his best game, but the German netminder came away with the win. The win improves his record to 5-2-2 on the year with a 3.37 goals against average and a .902 save percentage.
Nov 16 - 9:45 PM

Thomas Greiss will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

This will be his fourth start in five games, which would indicate that he is the clear starting netminder over Jaroslav Halak right now. Greiss has a 4-2-2 record with a 3.28 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this season.
Nov 16 - 6:23 PM

Thomas Greiss appears to have a leg up on Jaroslav Halak right now in the Islanders' goaltender battle.

Greiss was superb in Saturday's 5-2 win over St. Louis and Weight feels that he has had higher highs than Halak. "Thomas in the past two weeks has started to gain momentum," coach Doug Weight said. "It was a real good team we played, with some real dangerous shooters. He was confident and our team was feeding off it. I definitely took note of that." Greiss and Halak will probably continue to share time this season, but you shouldn't be surprised if Greiss gets the nod Thursday versus Carolina.
Nov 13 - 6:38 PM

Thomas Greiss allowed two goals on 37 shots in Saturday's 5-2 win over the St. Louis Blues.

The Islanders a much better effort on Saturday than they did in Friday's ugly 5-0 loss to Dallas. New York scored three goals in the first period and never looked back. Greiss now has a 4-2-2 record with a 3.28 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage this season.
Nov 12 - 12:28 AM

Thomas Greiss will officially start for the Islanders on Saturday against the St. Louis Blues.

Thomas Greiss will be in net for the second game of back-to-back for the Islanders. He played earlier this week, losing 2-1 in overtime to the Edmonton Oilers. He has a 3-2-2 record with a 3.48 goals-against-average with an .898 save percentage.
Nov 11 - 6:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Jason Chimera
4Alan Quine
5Nikolay Kulemin
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Josh Bailey
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Joshua Ho-Sang
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss