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Vote for 2016-17 Save of the Year

Berube, Greiss or Halak, vote now for who you think had the Save of the Year

by New York Islanders NYIslanders / New York Islanders

It's award season here at NewYorkIslanders.com. 

#IslesAwards returns for a fourth year and we need your help to decide the goal and save of the year. First up, it's the goalies, who stretch, block, dive and do whatever they have to do to keep the puck out of the net. They take the 100mph shots - and we appreciate it. In fact, we celebrate it. So watch the videos and vote for the #IslesAwards Save of the Year today! 

Vote for your favorite save by tweeting the corresponding hashtag. Voting ends on Friday at 11:59 p.m.  


Jaroslav Halak vs Edmonton Oilers - November 5

Jaroslav Halak finished the season with a five-game winning streak, but while he played some of his best hockey down the stretch, one of his top saves came early in the season. 

Tied 3-3 in overtime against the high-flying Edmonton Oilers, Halak stared down Jordan Eberle in a one-on-one contest. Eberle has all sorts of time and space in the 3-on-3 overtime, but Halak stays with him every step of the way. Eberle looks to shoot, then quickly pulls the puck to his backhand. Jaro sees it coming all the way and gets his blocker on it for the OT save. 


JF Berube vs Buffalo Sabres - December 16

JF Berube, last year's save of the year winner, is looking to defend his title this season with another desperation save, this time against the Buffalo Sabres.

Justin Falk's initial shot hits the post, hits Berube's back and then drops in the crease practically on Matt Moulson's stick. So Berube has to track this puck that he can hear, feel, but doesn't see until the last second and he still manages to get his glove down before Moulson can stuff it in. 

Great reaction. Great desperation save. Enough to make him a repeat champ? That's up to you. 


Thomas Greiss vs. Carolina Hurricanes - March 14 

Thomas Greiss jams three saves into one SOTY nomination, each one getting progressively bigger. First the Isles goalie stops a one-timer off the rush and then he reacts and kicks out the pad on Joakim Nordstrom. Need more? How about laying out to rob Lucas Wallmark, reaching back and getting his arm down on the goal line. 


Thomas Greiss vs Chicago Blackhawks - March 3

Thomas Greiss gets two entries for Save of the Year, stretching out to rob Ryan Hartman with the right pad on a cross-ice feed from Jonathan Toews. That's a pretty good pass from Toews, but Greiss gets the pad out as he lunges across the crease. Great flexibility, great read and reaction. Great save. 

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