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Best of the Week

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders



There was a lot to be thankful for last week, as the Islanders went 2-0-1 and took five-of-six points over the holiday week. 

The Islanders picked up a 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in a key divisional game on Wednesday and beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Saturday behind a terrific game from Thomas Greiss. Even in the game they lost, the Islanders staged a gutsy third-period comeback, rallying from a 2-0 hole to claim a point. 

Mix in a little – or a lot – of turkey on Thanksgiving, and that’s a pretty good week. 

GOAL OF THE WEEK: JOSH BAILEY

Ah, the old give-n-go. Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson execute this crafty give-n-go perfectly in the Lightning zone. Bailey dishes over to Nelson and just as Anton Stralman gets set to defend Nelson, the puck is already back on Bailey’s stick. Bailey makes no mistake, dropping to one knee and snapping it through Ben Bishop. 

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

Check out the best pictures from the Islanders three games last week.


SAVE OF THE WEEK: THOMAS GREISS

Is that Wade Dubielewicz?! Nope, that’s Thomas Greiss with the pokecheck on Steven Stamkos’ penalty shot Saturday. This was an absolutely huge save for the Islanders, as Greiss went toe-to-toe with one of the NHL’s best scorers and kept the Islanders within one. Greiss stays with Stamkos the whole time and forces the issue instead of waiting for Stamkos to make his move. Greiss made 29 saves Saturday and was the first star in the Islanders 3-2 win, also his 100th career NHL game. Greiss is 6-3-2 with a 2.24 goals against average and a .927 save percentage. Only one thing left to say: Greiss, Greiss Baby!   

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