Jaroslav Halak G NYI 13 Days

Halak gave up three goals on 23 shots Thursday, but ended up beating the Sharks in the shootout.

The power of three: Halak's 3-0 despite having allowed three goals in all three of his starts. He'll need to improve his ratios, but the Islanders' offense has been explosive in the early going, which is huge in terms of Halak's win potential.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 14 Days

Halak will be between the pipes for Thursday's game against the Sharks.

Halak has given up three goals in both his starts so far, but still sports a 2-0-0 record thanks to the Islanders lighting the lamp 11 times in those two games. He may need some assistance from his offense again Thursday, as he'll be facing a San Jose team that has scored 12 times through three games.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 15 Days

Halak was assaulted with 43 shots by the Rangers on Tuesday, but put a stop to 40 of them en route to a 6-3 victory.

Halak was most strenuously tested in the second period, when the Rangers fired 21 shots on goal, but broke through just one time, leaving the game tied 2-2 at the second intermission. The Isles would go on to score four goals in the first 11 minutes of the third period, allowing Halak to largely coast to his second win of the year.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 16 Days

Halak will be the starting goaltender for the Islanders in Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Halak will be looking for win number two on the year after picking up the victory in the Islanders' season opener. He played well against the Rangers last season, going 2-0-0 and stopping 60 of the 64 shots he faced over the two games.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 19 Days

Halak turned away 21 of the 24 shots he faced in Friday's season-opening win over Carolina.

Halak was solid in his Islanders' debut, shutting out Carolina for two periods before surrendering three goals in the final frame. Halak is the clear No.1 goalie in New York, and with the team's recent blueline acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy, Halak could be in for a very successful 2014-15 season.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 20 Days

Halak will be between the pipes for Friday's season opener against the Hurricanes, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.

After inking a four-year, $18 million contract with the Islanders in May, Halak will enter the season as an unquestioned starter for the first time in his career. Though Chad Johnson is a capable backup and could spell Halak on Saturday, when the Islanders and Hurricanes will match up in Long Island, it's apparent that the team intends to make Halak its workhorse. The goalie owns a 2.23 GAA and .930 save percentage over six career games against the Hurricanes, and should make for a reliable fantasy option Friday.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 22 Days

In three preseason games played, Halak went 0-1-1 while allowing seven goals on 58 shots.

The Slovakian-born goalie was traded to the Islanders from Washington in May after he started the season in St. Louis. Halak will be New York's number one goalie but he will have to deal with moving from one of the league's best defenses to one of the worst. Since Halak will most likely be facing more action on a nightly basis, expect his numbers to decline slightly from years past. His defense will really test his abilities so Halak could surpass his projections if he plays well.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 5 Months

Jaroslav Halak felt the New York Islanders were a "perfect fit" for him.

Halak agreed to a four-year, $18 million contract on Thursday. "They have a good group of young guys who are only going to get better," Halak said. The Islanders are hoping that in Halak, they finally have a reliable starter. Halak had a 2.25 GAA and .921 save percentage in 52 games in 2013-14. The Islanders ranked 28th in the league with 3.18 goals allowed per game.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 5 Months

Jaroslav Halak has inked a four-year, $18 million deal with the New York Islanders.

He posted a 29-13-7 record with a .921 save percentage and a 2.25 goals-against average in 52 games with St. Louis and Washington this past season. Halak was also briefly a member of the Buffalo Sabres in 2013-14, but he didn't play any games with them. He was acquired from Washington for a fourth-round pick and is poised to be the Islanders' starting goaltender next season.

Jaroslav Halak G NYI 6 Months

Jaroslav Halak is open to signing a long-term deal with the New York Islanders.

"Absolutely," Halak's agent, Allan Walsh said. "The Islanders are uniquely situated -- they have some very good young players on their roster and some more good young players coming up. They took a step back this season, but I think it's temporary. Why wouldn't we be interested in talking?" The Islanders sent a fourth-round pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the negotiating rights to Halak, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.