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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 15 – Dupuis Scores, Greiss Saves, Leafs Lose, Pens Win 2-1

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 2  Maple Leafs 1 Record: 11-3-1 Goals Dupuis (5) from Ehrhoff, Sutter Dupuis (6) from Crosby, Bortuzzo Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Downie (hooking) – Unnecessary (hooks (extended stick-lift?) Kadri going into the Penguins zone despite Kadri going in 1-on-2 and being well-defended) Malkin (hooking) – Unnecessary (whacks Kessel’s...
Via The PensNation
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 11 – Greiss gets first Pens win in 4-1 victory over Minnesota

By: Meesh Shanmugam Pens 4  Wild 1 Record: 8-2-1 Goals Spaling (2) from Downie, Scuderi Sutter (3) from Scuderi, Martin Kunitz (8) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Hornqvist (7) from Crosby Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Comeau (interference): Stupid (hits Scandella from behind in the high slot of the defensive zone without the puck being around) Sutter (holding): Unnecessary...
Via The PensNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

With Greiss in goal, Penguins glide past Wild 4-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Thomas Greiss made 33 saves while extending Pittsburgh's shutout streak to 205 minutes and 28 seconds, guiding the Penguins to a 4-1 victory Tuesday over Minnesota that handed the Wild their first defeat in six home games. Nick Spaling, Brandon Sutter and Chris Kunitz scored for the Penguins, whose run of unanswered goals also ended at 18 when Nino Niederreiter...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes netminder Thomas Greiss’ mask requires an exorcism (photo)

Egad, usually around here we throw around the term “nightmare fuel” pretty loosely, but in this instance, after gazing upon the hellish imagery featured on Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Thomas Greiss’ mask and being chilled to the bone by by it, the nightmare fuel designation is the most fitting description for it. As Deadspin’s Tom Ley […]The post Coyotes netminder Thomas...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss has freaky demonic creature on mask

Phoenix Coyotes goalie Thomas Greiss has officially won the award for the creepiest goalie mask in the NHL.  I’m not sure the reasoning behind having this demonic creature on his mask, but if the purpose is to scare opponents, Greiss was successful. [Deadspin]
Via Diehardsport
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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