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New York Islanders Sign Goaltender Thomas Greiss

The New York Islanders departed from their usual sit and wait philosophy on the first day of free agency. GM Garth Snow pounced on free agent goaltender Thomas Greiss almost immediately after 12PM on Wednesday, signing him to a two-year, $3M deal. Greiss, 29, will join his fourth NHL team in a backup role. He was 9-6-3 with a .908 save percentage and 2.59 goals-against average for...
Via Islanders Insight
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Thomas Greiss

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Thomas Greiss. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Justin K. Aller / Getty Images   Prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, previous Arizona Coyotes goaltender Thomas Greiss was signed to a $1 million, 1 year deal. Based on his strong...
Via The PensNation
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Importance of Thomas Greiss by @PandaPSU

Thomas Greiss at Training Camp (Photo courtesy of have seen it time and time again. A team has an A+ starting goaltender and does well in the regular season only to fall short in the playoffs -- this article is not solely directed at the Pittsburgh Penguins since 2009. Maybe the goalie starts to struggle in the playoffs, but the team is reluctant to turn...
Via PensInitiative
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Not so Instant Recap: Penguins and Thomas Greiss shutdown Leafs 2-1

The Penguins were coming off their worst defeat. The Leafs coming off their best win. Something gave, and as usual it was the Maple Leafs goaltending. Thomas Greiss outplayed Jonathan Bernier and the Pens escaped Toronto with a 2-1 win. Pascal Dupuis scored twice to lead the Pens. Dion Phaneuf sucks. SAVE OF THE GAME With the Leafs somehow on the powerplay, Griess made a sick stick...
Via The Pensblog
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

SNAPSHOT: Penguins start road trip with solid win

Thomas Greiss has started two games. Both have featured the Penguins going up in dominating fashion, and then falling off in the third period. The first game didn’t end well. This one did. Save about 10 minutes in the third period, and this was actually a completely dominating win for the Penguins. The Penguins power play scored once, but it was the mere threat of it that basically...
Via The Pensblog
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 6 – Pens Haze Greiss By Blowing Two-Goal Lead in 4-3 (OT) Loss to Red Wings

By: Meesh Shanmugam Red Wings 4  Pens 3 (OT) Record: 3-2-1 Goals Dupuis (2) from Comeau Maatta (1) from Comeau, Malkin Kunitz (3) from Despres Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Goc (hooking) – Lazy (doesn’t keep his feet moving as Jurco skates to the slot, forcing him to hook Jurco as the puck gets there for a penalty) Comeau (holding) – Overly aggressive...
Via The PensNation
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Preseason Game 5 – Greiss Outshines Zatkoff in 4-1 Loss to Minnesota

By: Meesh Shanmugam *Preseason Intro* Welcome back everyone! With a new season, new coach, new GM, and new hope (at least temporarily), I’ll be working on some new formats for the postgame thoughts before the regular season arrives. Ideas and suggestions are very much encouraged; let me know what you want to see and read about! Goal assessments and descriptions will return when...
Via The PensNation
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Greiss leads Coyotes to shutout win over punchless Flames

Sluggish in the first period, Phoenix scored its first two goals on fortunate bounces in the second. Once the Coyotes got rolling, there was no stopping them, particularly the way Thomas Greiss was turning away shots. Greiss stopped 27 shots, Lauri Korpikoski had a goal and two assists, and the Coyotes rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. ''The first...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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