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Jaroslav Halak
12 2.80 0.915
Team: New York Islanders Height: 5-11 Born: 5/13/1985
Position: GWeight: 181 Birthplace: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

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Apr. 8 5:16 PM PT6:16 PM MT7:16 PM CT8:16 PM ET0:16 GMT8:16 5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST4:16 UAE (+1)20:16 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak made 37 saves Saturday to win his fifth straight start, 4-2 over the Devils.
Analysis: He is 6-1-0 with a 1.58 GAA and .949 save percentage since being recalled from Bridgeport of the AHL on March 23.
Apr. 6 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET1:13 GMT9:13 6:13 PM MST8:13 PM EST5:13 UAE (+1)21:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak was outstanding again, stopping 29 shots for his second shutout of the season in Thursday's 3-0 win in Carolina.
Analysis: In five starts since he was recalled from the minors, Halak is 5-0-0 with a .955 save percentage, a 1.37 GAA and a shutout.
Apr. 4 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST6:32 UAE (+1)22:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak was very good again Tuesday, stopping 22 of 23 shots in an OT win at Nashville.
Analysis: In four starts since he was recalled from the minors, Halak is 4-0-0 with a .945 save percentage. Had the Islanders not buried him in the minors for almost three months, it's likely they would be a playoff team since his replacement - J.F. Berube - proved unworthy of the job.
Apr. 3 6:17 AM PT7:17 AM MT8:17 AM CT9:17 AM ET13:17 GMT21:17 6:17 AM MST8:17 AM EST17:17 UAE9:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak made 35 saves in a 4-2 win over Buffalo on Sunday.
Analysis: He has a 1.50 goals-against average while winning his last two starts.
Apr. 1 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST19:35 UAE11:35 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak stopped 26 shots to help New York preserve its slim playoff chances with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Analysis: Halak has won two of his three starts with a .932 save percentage since returning from injury.
Mar. 25 8:19 AM PT9:19 AM MT10:19 AM CT11:19 AM ET15:19 GMT23:19 8:19 AM MST10:19 AM EST19:19 UAE11:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak made 40 saves and led the Islanders to a 4-3 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena.
Analysis: Halak was playing at the NHL level for the first time since Dec. 29, after spending nearly a three-month stretch in the American Hockey League. "It feels great," said Halak. "Any time you win a game it always feels great, but I think it's more special right now after being called up and playing my first game in the late stages of the season. I'm happy that I'm back. I'm just going to try to help the guys win any games or get points when I play."
Mar. 23 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET15:34 GMT23:34 8:34 AM MST10:34 AM EST19:34 UAE11:34 ETNaN:� BRT - The New York Islanders have recalled Halak for their push for a playoff spot.
Analysis: Halak, sent down to the minors on Dec. 31, gave up four goals in less than two periods of a 6-4 loss at Minnesota on Dec. 29. He was waived the next day. Halak was 6-8-5 with a 3.23 goals-against average in 21 games this season before being sent down to Bridgeport of the AHL after clearing waivers. The 31-year-old was 17-7-3 with a 2.15 GAA in 27 games with the Sound Tigers.
Dec. 30 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET17:31 GMT1:31 10:31 AM MST12:31 PM EST21:31 UAE12:31 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak cleared waivers Saturday and was sent to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League.
Analysis: Halak is 6-8-5 with a 3.23 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 20 games this season for the Islanders, who are in last place in the Metropolitan Division. The 31-year-old Slovak counts $4.5 million against the salary cap and has one year left on his contract after this season.
Dec. 13 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST7:16 UAE (+1)22:16 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak stopped 34 shots but lost 4-2 to the Capitals on Tuesday.
Analysis: He's struggled over his last four starts, going 1-2-1 with a 4.11 GAA.
Dec. 10 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET4:27 GMT12:27 9:27 PM MST11:27 PM EST8:27 UAE23:27 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak allowed six goals on 38 shots before being pulled late in Saturday's loss at Columbus.
Analysis: Halak's season continues to be one of great unpredictability, as he was coming off a sharp 36-save effort in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rangers and posted a 38-save shutout three starts back. With an overall GAA of 3.07 and a .908 save percentage, the 31-year-old has been a bit hard to trust.
Dec. 7 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET19:41 GMT3:41 12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST23:41 UAE14:41 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak shined on Tuesday with 36 saves in a 4-2 win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Halak has been peppered with more than 30 shots in six of his last seven starts and three straight, posting a 2-0-1 record.
Dec. 1 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)21:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak recorded his first shutout of the season and 40th of his career with 38 saves in a 3-0 win at Washington on Thursday.
Analysis: It was a nice bounce-back performance by Halak, who allowed at least three goals in each game during an 0-3-2 stretch for a 3.60 GAA since his last win Nov. 7. He could be back in net Sunday against Detroit, but Thomas Greiss has won his last two starts.
Nov. 15 8:45 AM PT9:45 AM MT10:45 AM CT11:45 AM ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST20:45 UAE11:45 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak's struggles continued in Monday's start against Tampa Bay, in which he allowed four goals on 31 shots to take the loss.
Analysis: Halak now has lost three straight starts and owns a below-average 4.08 goals-against average over the skid. The 31-year-old's 3.09 GAA so far this season would stand as the highest of his 11-year NHL career.
Nov. 8 4:58 AM PT5:58 AM MT6:58 AM CT7:58 AM ET12:58 GMT20:58 5:58 AM MST7:58 AM EST16:58 UAE7:58 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak made 30 saves in Monday's 4-2 win over Vancouver.
Analysis: This snapped a four-game skid for Halak, who has a 2.82 goals-against average on the season.
Nov. 3 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST6:17 UAE (+1)22:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak made 40 saves but allowed a tying power-play goal with 58 seconds left and a shootout goal to Claude Giroux as the Islanders lost 3-2 to the Flyers on Thursday.
Analysis: In his last three appearances, Halak is 0-1-1 with a 3.18 GAA.
Oct. 21 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST5:08 UAE (+1)21:08 ETNaN:� BRT - Halak stopped 23 shots Friday as the Islanders beat the Coyotes 3-2.
Analysis: Halak improved to 2-2-0 with a 2.77 GAA this season.

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