Potvin’d: Pinch Yourselves, The New York Islanders Dominated Game 1

You’re as cold as Greiss…

Okay, everyone gets to make a Greiss pun, so why can’t I?

Much as with John Tavares, we are running out of superlative to hurl towards Thomas Greiss, who continues to make stellar save after stellar save as the Islanders starting goalie in these playoffs.

When all was said and done, Greiss stopped 33 of 36 SOG, for a Save Percentage of .917. That number may not initially seem impressive, but just a quick run through the game recap will show that Greiss is playing out of his mind right now, something that I’m sure nobody saw coming when he was signed last summer.

The big question with Greiss is “How long can this last?” Well if you want to look at it in the big picture, New York’s favorite (currently) German would only need 11 victories to claim….well you know. Looking at a sample size of 11 games, it becomes easier to contemplate the notion that Greiss could maintain the rate of play he’s currently demonstrating.

After all, there’s another goalie on this roster that knows a thing about getting hot in the playoffs…and he’s not even playing.