Doug Weight offered a strong endorsement of his goalies, Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss, before the Islanders took the ice against the Capitals on Monday night. “I feel good about both our goalies,” he said at the team’s morning skate. “No one else does. I don’t really care.” Halak left Weight, plus 11,053 fans in attendance at Barclays Center on Monday, feeling even better after making 31 saves to fend off the Capitals in a 3-1 Islanders win. “I felt good out there,” Halak said. “Obviously it would be nicer to get a shutout, but a win is a win, two points at home.” Halak was eyeing the Islanders’ first shutout of the year, but the Capitals recorded the lone blemish of his night when Dmitry Orlov scored on a two-on-one with 11:37 left in the game. Still, it hardly changed how Weight felt, calling it Halak’s best game of the year. “He was the difference tonight,” Weight said. “He was a huge percentage of the win tonight for us and that’s refreshing.” Making his third straight start, Halak shut down the Capitals’ high-powered first line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson. “Every time Ovi is on the ice, you are aware of that,” Halak said.
Jaroslav Halak went out and earned Doug Weight’s praise
New York Post | Dec 12