Thursday, April 14, 2016

Video: Greiss Makes Game-Saving Save on Jagr During First Career Post-Season Win

The Islanders found a way to pull off a 5-4 victory over the Panthers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal at BB&T Center on Thursday night, thanks largely in part to Thomas Greiss's 42 saves. None of those 42 were as crucial as this splitsville stop on Jaromir Jagr in the game's waning moments.

Jagr takes a beauty cross-ice feed Aleksander Barkov and nearly deposits the puck beneath Greiss, but the Isles' netminder gets his body on the puck before Travis Hamonic clears it to safety.

Greiss was pretty strong in net for the Isles, and they needed him pretty badly as the Panthers were buzzing in the Islanders zone for much of game one. The German went 23-11-4 this season with a .925 save percentage. He took over the starting job when Jaroslav Halak went down with a lower-body injury in March.

Now, thanks to a fine effort on Thursday, he's got his first career playoff win.