Nabokov has officially announced his retirement as a member of the San Jose Sharks.
Nabokov, 39, will retire as one of the greatest Russian netmiders of all time. Nabokov played 14 NHL seasons, going 353-227-29-59 with a 2.44 GAA, .911 SV% and 59 shutouts. He was 42-42 in the postseason but retires without a Stanley Cup ring.
The San Jose Sharks have acquired Evgeni Nabokov from Tampa Bay for future considerations.
Originally drafted by San Jose in the ninth round (219th overall) of the 1994 NHL Draft, the 39-year old Nabokov holds nearly every San Jose Sharks franchise goaltending record, including: games played (563), wins (154) and shutouts (50). Nabokov will make an announcement regarding the future of his hockey career on Wednesday, he is expected to retire as a Shark.
The Lightning placed Evgeni Nabokov on waivers on Sunday.
Nabokov signed with the Lightning in the offseason, but has not played well, going 3-6-2 with a 3.14 GAA and .882 SV%. Andrei Vasilsevskiy has performed well at both levels, so the Lightning will move Nabby and Vasilevskiy will serve as the backup to Ben Bishop.
Nabokov will start in goal for the Lightning on Monday.
Nabokov allowed two goals on 18 shots after replacing Ben Bishop in the Lightning’s loss to the Penguins on January 2nd. The Lightning have a back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday, so they will go with Nabokov in the easier matchup vs. Philly which leaves Bishop for Tuesday vs. the Bruins.
Nabokov allowed three goals on 21 shots in a loss to the Penguins last Friday. With Ben Bishop sidelined it will be Nabokov tonight which means that Andrei Vasilevskiy will likely start tomorrow. Nabokov is 3-4-1 with a 2.99 GAA and .893 SV% on the season. He has been better lately and draws a nice matchup tonight vs. the offensively inept Devils.
Bishop (lower-body) not expected to be available, look for Nabokov to start.
Nabokov allowed three goals 21 shots in relief of Ben Bishop, who was injured in the first period last night’s game. Nabby is expected to start tonight with Andrei Vasilevskiy expected to be his backup. Nabokov has a 2.99 GAA and .893 SV% in eight games this season. He will take on a Flyers team who are finally getting it together;having won three of their last four.
Nabokov will be between the pipes for the Lightning.
Nabokov stopped 21 of 22 shots in the Lightning’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres on December 2nd. It was a tough loss for owners who spot-started Nabby, but you get another juicy matchup tonight with the Hurricanes in-town. However, look at your other options first because Nabokov’s 3.14 GAA and ..814 SV% leaves little to be desired right now.
Nabokov surrendered five goals on 36 shots in the Lightning’s loss to the Islanders on November 18th. Workhorse Ben Bishop has started the last five games, but Nabby gets back in goal tonight vs. the Sabres. It is a tremendous matchup, making Nabokov a great spot-start.
Nabokov will get the start against his former team after Ben Bishop got the win over the Rangers on Monday. It will be Nabby’s first start since November 8th, when he allowed four goals on 32 shots in a win over the Blue Jacket.s
Nabokov was pulled after allowing four goals on eight shots in a 7-2 loss to the Wild on October 25th. Yeah, a .500 SV% is enough to get you pulled that is for sure. He will look to rebound tonight against a banged up Blue Jackets team who are starting a rookie goaltender.
Nabokov stopped 21 of 22 shots in a win over the Flames on Tuesday. He has stopped 44 of 47 shots (.936 SV%) in his two starts this season. With two back-to-backs in the same week, this will likely be the only time he will start two games in a week. He draws a tough matchup vs. the Wild.
Nabokov allowed two goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Devils in his Lightning debut last Tuesday. With Tampa Bay playing in the second game of a back-to-back tonight, they will give Nabokov the nod vs. the Flames. Calgary is 4-3-0 while scoring 2.57 G/PG.
Nabokov went 15-14-8 with a 2.74 GAA and .905 SV% with the Islanders last season, but this year he will play behind a powerful Lightning offence. He will make his debut tonight against a New Jersey team he is very familiar with after years on Long Island. He was 1-2-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .863 SV% against the Devils last year.
Nabokov likely to make his Lightning debut on Tuesday.
Nabokov went 15-14-8 with a 2.74 GAA and .905 SV% with the Islanders last season, but this year he will play behind a powerful Lightning offence. It looks like he will make his debut tonight against a New Jersey team he is very familiar with after years on Long Island. He was 1-2-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .863 SV% against the Devils last year.