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Jaroslav Halak | Goalie | #41

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 181
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 9 (271) / MON
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Jaroslav Halak saved 37 of 39 shots in a 4-2 win against New Jersey Saturday night.
Halak has now won five straight games, allowing just six goals over that span. If the Islanders are able to squeak into the playoffs then Halak will deserve a fair amount of the credit for his late season heroics. Apr 8 - 8:42 PM

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Jaroslav Halak will be in net on Saturday against the Devils.

He's coming off a 29-save shutout over Carolina on Thursday. Halak has been sensational since returning to the NHL, sporting a 5-1 record with just nine goals against and a .949 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 8:33 PM

Jaroslav Halak stopped all 29 shots he faced in a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Another win for Halak and the Islanders keep their slim playoff hopes alive. It's fair to wonder where the Islanders would be in the standings if they chose to recall Halak and Ho-Sang earlier in the season. It's now wins in four straight games for Halak, all while allowing a just seven goals in his last five games. He continues to prove he belongs on a NHL roster next season. The win improves his record to 11-9-5 on the year with a 2.83 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.
Apr 6 - 9:47 PM

Jaroslav Halak will play between the pipes Thursday night.

Halak is appearing in his fifth straight game for the Islanders. He's won four of five games with a .939 save percentage since rejoining the Islanders after an AHL stint.
Apr 6 - 12:01 PM

Jaroslav Halak impressed with how he responded to his demotion to the AHL and how he's done since returning.

When Halak was sent to the minors it seemed like his time with the Islanders could be essentially over with just his contract anchoring him to the franchise until a possible trade or buyout. However, he posted a 2.15 GAA and .925 save percentage in 27 AHL contests to earn a reacall on March 23. Since rejoining the team he's won four of his five starts and has posted a .939 save percentage over that span. "I’m proud of Jaro, how he handled that situation . . . He went at it with a vengeance as far as working and proving to people that he could still play and he’s continued to do that up here. So he’s been great," Islanders coach Doug Weight. It wouldn't be surprising at this point if Halak is still with the Islanders for the 2017-18 campaign.
Apr 6 - 10:47 AM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 22 of 23 shots in a 2-1 overtime win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Since being recalled from the minors, Halak has won four of five starts, giving up nine goals during that span. His career with the Islanders seemed to be finished once he was sent down but with Thomas Greiss struggling down the stretch, he has taken full advantage of his opportunity. The win improves Halak's record to 10-9-5 on the year with a 2.95 goals against average and .911 save percentage.
Apr 4 - 10:48 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the nod Tuesday against Nashville.

Halak was in the cage for a 4-2 win over Buffalo on Sunday. He has won three of his last four outings. Halak has a 9-9-5 record this season, but he has played much better since returning to the Islanders from his minor-league demotion.
Apr 4 - 5:30 PM

Jaroslav Halak proved victorious over the Sabres on Sunday, 4-2.

He stopped 35 of 37 shots, including all six while the penalty kill. The win improves his record to 3-1 with just eight goals against since returning to the NHL.
Apr 2 - 7:04 PM

Jaroslav Halak will be in net against the Sabres on Sunday.

Halak has gone 2-1 with six goals against in his three games since returning to the NHL, allowing fewer goals each match. Which indicates that the veteran netminder is as sharp as ever.
Apr 2 - 1:30 PM

Jaroslav Halak allowed one goal on 27 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Halak was able to keep the Devils on the board for the first two and a half periods, but he eventually gave up a power play goal to Adam Henrique in the third frame. The Islanders goalie has won three of his four starts since returning from his stint in the minors. He owns an 8-9-5 record with a 3.08 goals-against-average and a .908 save percentage.
Mar 31 - 10:33 PM

Jaroslav Halak will start on Friday against the Devils.

He was projected to get the nod after Thomas Greiss was pulled early on Thursday. In 17 career games against the Devils, the veteran netminder has posted a 9-4-2 record with a trio of shutouts, a .931 save percentage and a 1.92 GAA.
Mar 31 - 5:49 PM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 19 of 21 shots in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

Halak entered the contest after Greiss only managed five saves on the opening eight shots of the game. It's just the second game Halak features in since being recalled from the AHL, he's allowed five goals combined in just over 116 minutes of action. It will be interesting to see where Halak is playing hockey at the start of next season. The loss drops his record to 7-9-5 with a 3.18 goals against average and .906 save percentage.
Mar 30 - 10:18 PM

Jaroslav Halak turned aside 37 of 40 shots in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He also stopped two of Pittsburgh's three shooters in the shootout. This was Halak's first win since Dec. 27. The Isles goalie was placed on waivers and sent to the minors on Dec. 31, but it looks like he might have a role in the NHL between now and the end of the season. He has a 7-8-5 record with a 3.21 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage. The win moves the Islanders into the final Wild Card spot in the East.
Mar 24 - 10:34 PM

It looks like Jaroslav Halak will play between the pipes on Friday.

Unless that changes, this would be Halak's first start with the Islanders since Dec. 29. He struggled this season before being waived and demoted, but Halak has found his game in the AHL, posting a 2.15 GAA and .925 save percentage in 27 contests.
Mar 24 - 11:15 AM

Jaroslav Halak was recalled from AHL Bridgeport on Thursday.

The Islanders' original starter this season has been sensational for the SoundTigers, going 17-7-1 with a .925 save percentage and a 2.15 GAA. With three sets of back-to-backs to finish the season, including Friday and Saturday of this week, it would appear the Isles are using every tool in their arsenal to secure a playoff slot. Prior to his demotion, Halak was 6-8-5 with a .906 SV% and a 3.23 GAA with New York.
Mar 23 - 1:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
5Mikhail Grabovski
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Anders Lee
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Ryan Strome
2Josh Bailey
3Cal Clutterbuck
4Jason Chimera
5Stephen Gionta
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Travis Hamonic
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Calvin de Haan
7Scott Mayfield
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak
3Jean-Francois Berube