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Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov will make his first start for the New York Islanders as they face the cross-town rival Rangers on Saturday night.Nabokov will get the call in place of Al Montoya, who started the first three games and went 2-1-0 with a 1.35 goals-against average.The team's third goaltender, Rick DiPietro, is out indefinitely after taking a puck in the mask during practice earlier this week.Nabokov, 36, hasn't played an NHL regular-season game since April 10, 2010 when he was with the San Jose Sharks. After failing to sign as a free agent, Nabokov bolted for the Kontinental Hockey League last season but left in December due to "family circumstances".Nabokov was claimed off waivers by the Islanders in January but was suspended shortly after when he didn't report to the team. It was widely reported that Nabokov wanted to play for a contender, and had actually signed with Detroit before being claimed by the Islanders.The Russia native is 293-178-29-37 with...
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Evgeni Nabokov is making his long-awaited New York Islanders debut against the rival New York Rangers.
Nabokov seemed unlikely to ever play for the Islanders when he declined to report to the team last season after being claimed off waivers, but he got the starting nod Saturday night in New York's fourth game of the season.
The 36-year-old goalie was scratched for the Islanders...
from Katie Strang of the New York Hockey Blog at ESPN New York, The Islanders could be showcasing the 36-year-old netminder in hopes of trading him.
Capuano’s decision was a puzzling one, especially since starter Al Montoya played so well in the team’s first three games. The 26-year-old is 2-1-0 with a 1.35 GAA and .953 save percentage.
Nabokov, one of three goaltenders that...
One would expect some -- possibly all -- New York Islanders fans inside Nassau Coliseum tonight to get their Evgeni Nabokov frustrations out in the form of loud boos towards the netminder the moment he steps on to the ice before settling in and rooting for a third win in four games.
After Nabokov signed a 1-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings in January, he needed to pass through...
… I really wanted to see Al Montoya get the start against his former team but to see the new Rangers offense against a goalie like Evgeni Nabokov early in the season will be nice. It’s going to be a test, but I expect the Rangers to walk away with a win.
The Islanders are set to play their final game of a four-game homestand at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday night and goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has received the call from Head Coach Jack Cap...
The 36-year-old goalie, who declined to report to the Islanders last season, gets the victory over the New York Rangers. John Tavares has hat trick for Islanders.The 36-year-old goalie, who declined to report to the Islanders last season, gets the victory over the New York Rangers. John Tavares has hat trick for Islanders.
Islanders coach Jack Capuano announced Saturday morning that 36-year-old Evgeni Nabokov will start in the team's first game against their rival New York Rangers.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) John Tavares had three goals, including the tiebreaking tally in the third period, and added an assist
for the New York Islanders , who beat the New York Rangers 4-2 and gave goalie Evgeni Nabokov a win in his return to the NHL
on Saturday night.
OPPONENT: New York Islanders
Leading Scorer: John Tavares (3-2-5)
Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (First game of the year)
Derek Stepan-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
Mike Rupp-Erik Christensen-Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
Tim Erixon-Steve Eminger
Michael Del Zotto-Jeff...
John Tavares had three goals, including the tiebreaking tally in the third period, and added an assist for the New York Islanders, who beat the New York Rangers 4-2 and gave goalie Evgeni Nabokov a win in his return to the NHL on Saturday night.