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Check Out Jaroslav Halak’s Alternate Islanders Mask

Check Out Jaroslav Halak’s Alternate Islanders Mask
Halak alternative mask

Halak wore his new mask for the first time on Friday.

New York Islanders starter Jaroslav Halak caught fans eyes on Friday night, when he debuted an alternate mask design to tie in with the clubs’ new black and white third jerseys.

Named ‘BKLYN Hockey’, the design is the work of Dave Gunnarsson of DaveArt and features the clubs new ‘NY’ logo on the crown as well as the teams traditional crest and the famed Fisherman of the mid-90s.

Unfortunately for Halak, it wasn’t a night to remember – as the Slovak stopper gave up three goals on 11 shots as the Islanders lost 5-3 to Montreal with Jeff Petry, Tomas Fleischmann and Nathan Beaulieu all finding the net during the first period.

Halal was replaced by partner Thomas Greiss for the second and third periods.

The game also marked the return of Carey Price, who made the 33-saves in the Canadiens net.

30-year old Halak, who broke in to the league with Montreal in 2006/2007, is in his second season with the New York Islanders and holds a 5-4-1 record so far this season, with a .919 save percentage and 2.14 goals-against average.

Halal played a career high 59 games last season, going 38-17-4.

You can find more of Gunnarsson’s work on his website, Twitter feed, Facebook page and Instagram account. Meanwhile, check out these close ups of Halak’s new mask:

halal mask

About The Author

Rob McGregor

A member of the InGoal Magazine family since 2014, Rob is also one half of the Elite Ice Hockey League’s media team over in the UK.

A former goaltender in Great Britain’s third tier National League (NIHL), Rob is also the editor of the One Puck Short blog and host of the One Puck Short podcast, and has previously worked for the BBC.

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