Islanders 2, Canadiens 0: Evgeni Nabokov collects 59th shutout

These things sometimes happen: A playoff-bound team has a kinda-need-but-don't-really-need-to-win game against a non-playoff team with lots of young job-chasers who have nothing to lose. Playoff team comes out flat, gets worse during the second period, suffers a break that puts them behind and voila: They never climb back, so the New York Islanders shut out the Montreal Canadiens...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov earns shutout as Isles top Canadiens 2-0

MONTREAL (AP) Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored power-play goals late in the second period as the New York Islanders topped the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Thursday night.
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers start fast, but Islanders pull away with 4-2 victory

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Josh Bailey had a goal and assist, and the New York Islanders kept up their strong finish with a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. New York, on the verge of elimination in the Eastern Conference playoff race, bounced back quickly from Quinton Howden's short-handed goal less than two minutes in and sent the Panthers to their fourth straight...
Via Fox Sports Florida
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning win as Sami Salo scores in 13th shootout round

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Sami Salo scored in the 13th round of a shootout to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The shootout was tied at 4 through 12 rounds before Salo put a backhander past Evgeni Nabokov. Ben Bishop preserved the win by making a glove save on Johan Sundstrom. Ryan Callahan had two goals for the Lightning, who trail...
Via Fox Sports Florida
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Future goaltending options for the New York Islanders

It’s no secret the goaltending for the Islanders this season has been awful. That’s not a suggestion or an opinion, but a fact of the game. The Isles are dead last in the league in cumulative (team) save percentage, a product of relying on two goalies who rank 39th and 44th, respectively, in the stat that matters most for their position. That’s out of 45, by the way. For Islanders...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Should The Islanders Resign Evgeni Nabokov?

from Arthur Staple of Newsday, The last stretch of the Islanders' season isn't just for evaluating the young players who have been rotating through the lineup. Evgeni Nabokov, for example, isn't signed for next season. He's had two injuries, including a groin problem that cost him a month and left the Isles hanging during their ugly November and December...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov and Islanders shut the door on the Blue Jackets

Evgeni Nabokov notched his 58th NHL career regular season shutout (he has seven playoff shutouts) as the New York Islanders frustrated the playoff-chasing Columbus Blue Jackets in front of an announced Sunday afternoon crowd of 15,008 at Nassau Coliseum. The 2-0 final score was almost ironic in itself, that being the margin of so many blown third-period leads this season, to the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov blanks playoff-hopeful Blue Jackets

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Evgeni Nabokov made 41 saves in his 58th NHL shutout, and Travis Hamonic scored a coast-to-coast, power-play goal in the second period as the New York Islanders dealt the Blue Jackets' playoff hopes a severe blow by beating Columbus 2-0 Sunday. Nabokov got the best of Russian counterpart Sergei Bobrovsky in their third meeting this season and posted his...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov blanks playoff-hopeful Blue Jackets

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Evgeni Nabokov made 41 saves in his 58th NHL shutout, and Travis Hamonic scored a coast-to-coast, power-play goal in the second period as the New York Islanders dealt the Blue Jackets' playoff hopes a severe blow by beating Columbus 2-0 Sunday.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders score seven goals in third period offensive onslaught (video)

) After spotting the Vancouver Canucks a three-goal lead through two periods, the New York Islanders staged a remarkable and furious comeback, scoring seven goals — each by a different player — to beat the Canucks 7-4 on Monday night. The Islanders tied the game up at three apiece less than four minutes in to […]The post Islanders score seven goals in third period offensive...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares out for season with torn MCL

New York Islanders captain John Tavares sustained a torn MCL and torn meniscus in his knee during Canada’s quarterfinal win Wednesday at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and will miss the remainder of the NHL season. Tavares may need surgery, but is expected to be ready by training camp in September. Tavares took a hit from Latvia defenseman Artus Kulda in the second period of Canada...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Duchene scores the snipe of the century on Evgeni Nabokov

Matt Duchene hadn’t scored a goal in 21 games prior to Saturday night’s contest against the Islanders. That all changed halfway through the second period, though, when the Canadian Olympian went bar down from almost below the goal line on Evgeni Nabokov who didn’t even know that the puck went in. The goal was career #100 for Duchene. [NHL.com] The post Matt Duchene scores the...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders shut out Capitals, 1-0

The New York Islanders gave their flickering hopes of qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs a boost on Tuesday night. Andrew MacDonald scored the game's lone goal 2:16 into the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for his 57th career shutout to lead the Islanders to a 1-0 victory against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. "It's a good win for our...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shutout for Nabokov as Islanders top Capitals 1-0

Andrew McDonald scored early in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for his 57th career shutout as the New York Islanders broke a five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals. McDonald's slap shot from the point went past screened goalie Michal Neuvirth and just under the crossbar with 17:44 to play. The Islanders scored only...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Thomas Vanek rejects Islanders offer, could be traded

Thomas Vanek is likely on the move after the 30-year-old left winger turned down a substantial contract offer from the New York Islanders, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday.com. General manager Garth Snow is fielding offers and Vanek,  acquired from the Sabres on Oct. 27, is not expected to be on the team beyond the March 5 trade deadline. Vanek reportedly turned down an offer similar...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks' backup goalie Alex Stalock opening a lot of eyes

The backup Sharks goalie who broke Evgeni Nabokov's record for the franchise's longest shutout streak can joke these days about the year of his career that he can never get back. From February 2011 to January 2012, Alex Stalock was recovering from highly specialized surgery to reconnect and regenerate a nerve that was severed in his left leg after a nightmarish accident...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders coach too superstitious to name goalie for Stadium

The Islanders are doing everything they can to say the right thing, go through their routines, and not let this moment overwhelm them. Under the lights of Yankee Stadium, they’ll play a game Wednesday night against the Rangers that is crucial to retaining hope for a playoff position. So in preparation, they took to the Bronx ice at dusk on Tuesday, practicing in the frigid temperatures...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The goaltending woes of the New York Islanders

To say the New York Islanders have some goaltending issues right now is to say John Spano had a few character foibles in 1996. Spano, you might recall, was the snake behind the greatest fraud in sports history, while the Islanders, you must know, can’t seem to keep a beach ball out of a mouse hole. As a result, one of the NHL’s most entertaining, high-octane teams has been buried...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders get Nabokov, Visnovsky back from injury

The New York Islanders got good news before facing the Boston Bruins as top goalie Evgeni Nabokov and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky were both activated from the injured list. Nabokov was tabbed to be the backup to Kevin Poulin on Monday night, but Visnovsky was in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 19 when he sustained a concussion against Carolina. He has one goal and two...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Isles' Nabokov Joins Team on Trip, Works Out

New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov joins the rest of his teammates on their current roadtrip after being placed on injured reserve just earlier this week, as reported by Arthur Staple of the Long Island Newsday. Nabokov left during the first period of last Monday's game against the Dallas Stars.Nabokov has begun doing some light off-ice work outs just a few days after...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders place Nabokov on IR

According to the NHL website Evgeni Nabokov has been placed on IR for the second time this season. The first time he missed eleven games with a groin injury. Now he is out with a lower body injury that happened during a play on Monday night against the Dallas Stars. He fell awkwardly stopping the puck with a little over eight minutes remaining in the first period. He stayed down...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders' Nabokov leaves game with injury

New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov left the game Monday against the Dallas Stars with 7:06 left in the first period due to a lower-body injury. He will not return. Nabokov appeared to hurt his right side after sprawling to make a save with 8:40 remaining. He stayed down for a while and received assistance from the trainer, but he opted to stay in the game.
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Nabokov's on-ice leadership reaping rewards for Islanders

For this little glimpse of Islanders hope recently -- five victories and 12 points in nine games -- Evgeni Nabokov is not claiming to tend to anything more than the goal. "I'm here to do my job and not be giving tons of advice and stuff,'' the 38-year-old goaltender said of possibly passing along 13 NHL seasons of knowledge to his younger teammates. "It'...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Nabokov Robs Patrice Bergeron With Timely Save to Earn DCU Save of the Game Honors (Video)

The Bruins’ eight-game win streak at home was snapped when the New York Islanders came to town on Tuesday night. Although the B’s jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the second period, the Isles came roaring back to score four unanswered goals and take the New Year’s Eve contest. The Bruins had their chances, and one of their best came when Patrice Bergeron fought through Brian Strait‘s...
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December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Petriw: An early gift under the tree

The Islanders gave us all an early present under the tree last night by playing some of their best hockey all season, producing a 3-0 win against the Red Wings in Detroit. The Islanders go balanced scoring from Okposo, Grabner and Cizikas and were able to take control of this game early. When The Red Wings did push back Evgeni Nabokov was able to hold the fort together and...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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