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Jaroslav Halak | Goalie

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
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Jaroslav Halak had a nightmarish start Tuesday as the Islanders dropped a 5-2 decision to Toronto.
Halak surrendered five goals on 23 shots before he was excused from playing in the third period and was replaced by Chad Johnson. In the end, Halak's record fell to 3-2-0 with the defeat while his GAA is 3.38 and his save percentage is .893. Oct 21 - 10:26 PM

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Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves in the Islanders’ 3-1 loss to the Penguins on Saturday night.

The Isles’ four-game winning streak comes to an end. Despite the loss, New York is showing that it has the ingredients to be a contender in the Eastern Conference. It starts with the man between the pipes — Halak is a major upgrade from previous seasons. He has a 2.70 goals-against average and .913 save percentage on the year.
Oct 18 - 11:32 PM

Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves on 23 shots to earn a shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks, bringing the Slovakian's record to 3-0 so far this season.

Halak watched the Isles pummel Alex Stalock and the Sharks for 45 shots, but the 29-year-old took center stage in the shootout, stopping four of five skilled San Jose shooters to earn his third victory in a row. Halak has a .900 save percentage and 2.92 goals against average.
Oct 16 - 10:37 PM

Jaroslav Halak and the Islanders remain undefeated after outclassing the Rangers in a 6-3 decision Tuesday night.

Halak allowed three goals on 43 shots in the victory to improve his record to 2-0-0 for the campaign. Despite the record, Halak has often been victimized by the defensive lapses of his new teammates, leading to a 3.00 GAA and a .910 save percentage.
Oct 14 - 9:56 PM

Jaroslav Halak was not at all happy that he gave up two third period power play goals.

The Islanders won 5-3 but Halak, who was outstanding early on, did not like his play on the man-disadvantage. Halak will likely get the start on Saturday as the two teams play once again, but this time on Long Island.
Oct 11 - 8:19 AM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 21 of 24 shots as the New York Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 on Friday night.

Halak was very good in the first two periods of the game, but did give up three goals in the third period. The Islanders acquired Halak’s rights during the off-season and then signed him to a four-year contract. The 29-year-old has never played more than 57 games in a season, but could surpass that number if he stays healthy this season. Halak is clearly the number one goaltender on Long Island, ahead of Chad Johnson.
Oct 10 - 9:43 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the nod in the Islanders' season opener on Friday.

Not that there was ever any doubt. The Islanders signed Halak to solidify their goaltending situation after they finished 28th in the league with 3.18 goals allowed per game in 2013-14.
Oct 10 - 12:11 PM

Jaroslav Halak will make his preseason debut with the Islanders on Monday.

The Islanders allowed 3.18 goals per game in 2013-14, but Halak should be a big help in that regard. His GAA will still fall significantly compared to his days with the defensively superior St. Louis Blues, but Halak is still capable of leading the Islanders to the playoffs.
Sep 22 - 8:27 AM

Jaroslav Halak felt the New York Islanders were a "perfect fit" for him.

Halak agreed to a four-year, $18 million contract on Thursday. "They have a good group of young guys who are only going to get better," Halak said. The Islanders are hoping that in Halak, they finally have a reliable starter. Halak had a 2.25 GAA and .921 save percentage in 52 games in 2013-14. The Islanders ranked 28th in the league with 3.18 goals allowed per game.
May 23 - 11:01 AM

Jaroslav Halak has inked a four-year, $18 million deal with the New York Islanders.

He posted a 29-13-7 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.25 goals-against average in 52 games with St. Louis and Washington this past season. Halak was also briefly a member of the Buffalo Sabres in 2013-14, but he didn't play any games with them. He was acquired from Washington for a fourth-round pick and is poised to be the Islanders' starting goaltender next season.
May 22 - 3:16 PM

Jaroslav Halak is open to signing a long-term deal with the New York Islanders.

"Absolutely," Halak's agent, Allan Walsh said. "The Islanders are uniquely situated -- they have some very good young players on their roster and some more good young players coming up. They took a step back this season, but I think it's temporary. Why wouldn't we be interested in talking?" The Islanders sent a fourth-round pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the negotiating rights to Halak, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
May 2 - 10:26 AM

The New York Islanders have acquired Jaroslav Halak from Washington in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

The pick was originally obtained in a trade with Chicago on February 6 for forwards Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Peter Regin. Halak posted a 29-13-7 record in 52 games with St. Louis and Washington this past season. He was also a member of the Buffalo Sabres, but he didn't see action with them. He finished the year with a .921 save percentage, a 2.25 goals-against average and five shutouts. Halak is slated for unrestricted free agency in the summer, so he needs a new contract.
May 1 - 2:19 PM

Jaroslav Halak held a hungry Blackhawks team at bay on Friday night, stopping all 34 shots sent his way to claim a 4-0 victory.

Halak's fifth shutout of the season was also his first in a Caps uniform, improving his record to 5-4-3 in Washington. The 28 year old Slovakian snapped a five game losing streak and builds on a solid season where he's gone 29-13-7 with a .921 save percentage and 2.25 goals against average.
Apr 11 - 10:06 PM

Jaroslav Halak told the Capitals' coaches that he didn't feel comfortable playing against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

That's a startling development as this was Halak's opportunity to show the Blues that they were wrong to ship him away in order to get goaltender Ryan Miller. Halak didn't seem particularly happy about the trade either. Putting all that aside though, the Capitals are his team now and while their chances of making the playoffs are close to nonexistent, they would at least like to go down swinging. It could be argued that Halak is flying in the face of that, although an alternative way of looking at it was that he was doing the responsible and perhaps even selfless thing by being upfront about his concerns. Either way, the Capitals will start Braden Holtby instead.
Apr 8 - 1:46 PM

Jaroslav Halak will likely be in the net Tuesday when the Capitals take on his former teammates from St. Louis.

We are sure that Halak will be between the pipes despite Adam Oates stating that it was possible for the netminder to be in as Halak has a point to prove from the team that traded him away just over a month ago. "I played there four years, I know these guys," he said. "We'll see. Obviously, I'm looking forward to going back there." Halak is 4-4-3 in Washington with a 2.53 GAA and a .923 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 11:44 AM

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C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Cory Conacher
4Eric Boulton
5Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolai Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson