VIDEO: Steve Yzerman discusses Lightning's 2014-15 team

The Tampa Bay Lightning's busy offseason has raised expectations for the 2014-15 season. While re-signing Ryan Callahan was a big move, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman was busy in acquiring defensemen Jason Garrison and Anton Stralman and adding an experienced backup goalie in Evgeni Nabokov to back up Ben Bishop. ''We tried to address some specific needs,'...
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2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders will be good this year, for real this time

Last season the Islanders were a good team whose playoff hopes were torpedoed by shoddy goaltending. They had the 3rd worst combined save percentage 5 on 5 thanks to the underwhelming efforts of Evgeni Nabokov, Anders Nilsson, and Kevin Poulin. All three goaltenders had a GSAA (goals saved above average) of -9.5 or worse; that’s continue reading...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New York Islanders

Last year: 34-37-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 14 points. Key additions: Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin, Cory Conacher, Chad Johnson, T.J. Brennan Key subtractions: Evgeni Nabokov, Radek Martinek (likely) Franchise direction: The Islanders’ rebuild has been very slow, but it really does look like things are starting to change. The...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nabokov excited about joining Lightning

Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov said he had a few options during free agency, but once the Lightning called, it became his No. 1 focus. "It pretty much starts from the top, with Steve Yzerman, the coach, and the depth of the team is going to get better," Nabokov said. "I like the direction of the team is going, with a lot of young guys. There's a lot of talent...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The Tampa Bay Lightning Fill Their Needs

from Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune, After clearing out salary cap heading into free agency, the Lightning found a way to utilize some of that available space Tuesday to land one of the top defensemen on the market in Anton Stralman while adding some needed size up front with center Brian Boyle. Tampa Bay also signed veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nabokov Adds Veteran Presence To Young Tampa Goalie Core by   Steven Ellis

Evgeni Nabokov has signed a one-year, $1.55 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last season, Nabokov posted a record of 15-14-8 with a GAA of 2.74 and a Save Percentage of .905 while playing for the New York Islanders. During the 2012-13 season, Nabokov went 23-11-7 in 41 games while helping the Islanders sneak into the playoffs before an eventual [...]
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Rumors: LI, Evgeni Nabokov to part ways

The reluctant marriage has finally ended as the New York Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov has come to an end.By Gloss via Wikimedia CommonsPer Arthur Staple:With 2 weeks until free agency, #Isles and G Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a deal. Team needs a backup (or 2) for Jaro Halak.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 18, 2014In 162 regular season starts over three seasons, Nabby...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 11, 2014  |  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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April 10, 2014  |  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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March 27, 2014  |  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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March 25, 2014  |  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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March 23, 2014  |  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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March 23, 2014  |  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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March 23, 2014  |  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...
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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

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
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