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Jaroslav Halak | Goalie

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 186
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Goalie Jaroslav Halak ended a first-rate season Monday night with 24 saves for the New York Islanders.
But the Islanders could only muster up 11 shots on Washington goalie Braden Holtby and, in the seventh and deciding game of this Eastern Conference First Round series, the Capitals prevailed, 2-1. It wasn't Halak's fault at all. He made several top-notch saves but the Isles couldn't get anything going offensively before the goalie gave up the game-winning goal to Evgeny Kuznetsov with 7:18 remaining in the third period. Halak entered Monday's game with a 4-0 record and a .977 save percentage when facing elimination against the Capitals. He also was 2-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .963 save percentage in Game 7s. But all that is history now. Halak finished the series with a record of 3-4, a GAA of 2.30 and a save percentage of .926. Halak, in reality, deserved a better fate. Apr 27 - 11:22 PM

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Jaroslav Halak will get the start in goal for Game 7 Monday night against the Capitals.

Halak has a history of winning Game 7’s as and performing at his best in elimination games. The Isles goaltender won two Game 7s back in 2010 with the Montreal Canadiens and has a 6-1 career record with a 1.72 goals-against-average and .956 save percentage in elimination games. He will now go for his third Game 7 victory over the Capitals Monday night in Washington. In this series, Halak has a 2.34 goals-against-average and has held the Caps to two goals or fewer four times.
Apr 27 - 5:03 PM

The New York Islanders forced a Game 7 against the Washington Capitals with a 3-1 win on Saturday in large part due to Jaroslav Halak's efforts.

Halak stopped 38 out of 39 shots as he beguiles the Capitals in elimination situations all these years later. He's faced 30+ shots in four of the last five games, and while he hasn't won every time, Halak is giving the Islanders the kind of goaltending they've been lacking for many years.
Apr 25 - 6:17 PM

Jaroslav Halak allowed five goals on 35 shots before getting pulled midway through the third period as the Capitals destroyed the Islanders 5-1 on Thursday night.

It wasn't completely Halak's fault as the Capitals were the better team in nearly every department in Game 5 and deserved to win the game by a wide margin. The 29-year-old and his teammates will have to stave off elimination as they return back to Nassau Coliseum for Game 6.
Apr 23 - 10:02 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in Game Five against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

Halak has turned away 107 of 115 shots through the first four games of the series, which includes three Quality Starts. However the series is tied at two, in part thanks to splitting consecutive 2-1 overtime games.
Apr 23 - 5:47 PM

Jaroslav Halak and the Islanders ended up on the wrong side of a 2-1 overtime decision against the Capitals in Game 4 of their first round playoff series Tuesday.

Halak allowed just two goals on 30 shots in the game, but his teammates were unable to provide enough support for him to avoid a tough defeat, evening his playoff record at 2-2. He will undoubtedly get the nod again in Game Five of the series Thursday night in Washington.
Apr 21 - 11:20 PM

Jaroslav Halak will play between the pipes on Tuesday against Washington.

It's obviously no surprise, but Islanders coach Jack Capuano provided confirmation so we're making note of it. Halak has a 2.01 GAA and .929 save percentage in three playoff games so far. His efforts have helped the Islanders take a 2-1 series lead over the Capitals.
Apr 21 - 11:33 AM

Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 of 25 shots in Sunday's 2-1, game three win in overtime.

Halak turned aside every Washington shot except Nicklas Backstrom's in the third period. The Islanders didn't rely on Halak in their game one win, but he was very solid this afternoon. New York is now up 2-1 in the series and they will play game four on Long Island on Tuesday night. Halak has a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .929 save percentage in three playoff games in 2015.
Apr 19 - 3:46 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in game three of the best-of-seven series against Washington on Sunday afternoon.

No surprise here. Halak has a 1-1-0 record with a 2.53 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage through two games. The Islanders got off to a strong start in game two, but they faded late in the second and third periods. New York may need to lean on Halak in order to shut down Washington's firepower up front.
Apr 19 - 11:00 AM

Jaroslav Halak allowed four goals on 35 shots in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

The first round series between the Islanders and Capitals is now tied at one. New York gave Halak some goal support in this contest but they were unable to hold to a 3-2 lead entering the third period. Halak was perfect in the first period but he allowed two goals in each of the final two periods. Game three of this series will take place on Sunday afternoon in Long Island.
Apr 17 - 10:01 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in Game Two on Friday night against the Washington Capitals.

Halak was excellent in Wednesday's Game One 4-1 win over Washington, and will look to continue his dominance tonight. Halak has now allowed just one goal in each of previous four playoff starts versus Washington, and owns a 5-2 record with 15 goals against in seven games. Note, all games before Wednesday's was while with Montreal in 2010.
Apr 17 - 5:36 PM

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak turned away 24 shots as he and his New York teammates upset the Capitals 4-1 in Washington Wednesday night.

The Isles now lead the Eastern Conference First Round playoff series 1-0. Halak was solid, although he did misplay the puck behind the New York net late in the first period, allowing Brooks Laich to feed Marcus Johansson for the Capitals' only goal. Halak, who finished the regular season with a record of 38-17-4, has been successful against the Caps in 2014-15. He was 2-0-0 against Washington during the season and allowed only five goals. Halak can certainly be a difference-maker for the Isles in the post-season. If he plays well, the Isles can certainly subdue the Caps.
Apr 15 - 10:42 PM

Jaroslav Halak will be between the pipes for Game 1 of the best of 7 series with the Washington Capitals.

Halak will make his first postseason start since starting two games for the St. Louis Blues back in 2011. In 23 career appearances in the playoffs, Halak carries a 10-11 record with a 2.42 goals-against-average and .923 save percentage. The Isles goalie was also a perfect 2-0-0 against the Caps this season where he allowed just five goals on 53 shots.
Apr 15 - 5:06 PM

Jaroslav Halak yielded four goals on 37 shots in the Islanders’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

And there goes home ice in their first-round matchup against the Caiptals. While Halak was far from great this year, his 2.43 goals-against average and .914 save percentage are leaps and bounds better than what the Isles have gotten in recent seasons. Halak has also been very good in the playoffs, and that’s where he can make a name for himself.
Apr 11 - 10:36 PM

Jaroslav Halak will get the regular season finale against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Halak brings his 38-17-3 record with a .914 save percentage and a 2.41 GAA through 58 games this season. He also owns 35 Quality Starts against seven Really Bad Starts. Halak is 7-2-1 over his last 10 starts versus Columbus since 2011 with 22 combined goals against.
Apr 11 - 6:38 PM

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