Nabokov gave up five goals on 19 shots before being pulled on Saturday vs. the Devils. After an ugly performance the Isles elected to start Anders Nilsson in the last two games. They will go back to Nabby tonight, but with Thomas Vanek now in Montreal and John Tavares out for the season, Islanders goalies have become even less trustworthy than they already were.
Nabokov allowed four goals on 22 shots in a 5-4 OT win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. Despite not having John Tavares or Frans Nielsen, the Islanders were able to push five past a rusty-looking Jonathan Bernier. This afternoon, Nabby will face the Devils for the third time this season. In the first two contests he has gone 1-1-0 with a 2.42 GAA and .907 SV%.
Nabokov allowed three goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Avalanche in his final start before the break. He managed to win one game in five attempts after returning from a leg injury. Despite losing four of five, Nabby posted a 2.16 GAA and .921 SV%. With John Tavares out for the remainder of the season and Thomas Vanek likely on his way out, Nabokov's value heading forward appears to be rather slim.
Nabokov allowed three goals on 21 shots in a loss to the Flames on Thursday. He has lost three of his last four starts despite posting a 1.94 GAA and .930 SV%. Tonight he gets the start against the Avalanche on Long Island. He enters play with a 3-7-2 record, 2.62 GAA and .910 SV% at home this season.
Nabokov stopped all 22 shots he faced in a 1-0 victory over the Capitals on Tuesday. It was Nabby's 10th win and second shutout in 27 starts this season. He gets a great matchup tonight with the Calgary Flames in town.
Nabokov allowed three goals on 36 shots in a second straight loss to the Rangers on Friday. He has posted a 2.53 GAA and .924 SV% in two starts since returning from his leg injury. The first time he faced the Capitals, they lit him up for six goals on 39 shots.
Nabokov allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers at Yankee Stadium. It was a strong outing for his first start in nearly one-month. He will get another crack at the Rangers tonight, he is 1-2-0 with a 2.70 GAA and .902 SV% in his first three starts vs. their New York rivals.
Nabokov starts vs. Lundqvist in Stadium Series game.
Nabokov has not started since January 6, a night he stopped seven of eight shots before leaving the games with a quad injury. He made a brief 11 minute and 44 seconds appearance on Monday after replacing Kevin Poulin. He only faced one shot, but he stopped it… So that's a good sign. It is hard to predict how an outdoor game will go, especially under the lights.
Nabokov expected to start in goal at Yankee Stadium.
Islanders head coach Jack Capuano won’t be revealing his lineup until 5:30 p.m EST, but Nabokov is likely going to be between the pipes. Nabokov has not started since January 6, a night he stopped seven of eight shots before leaving the games with a quad injury. He made a brief 11 minute and 44 seconds appearance on Monday after replacing Kevin Poulin. He only faced one shot, but he stopped it… So that's a good sign. It is hard to predict how and outdoor game will go, especially under the lights.
Nabokov (leg) participated in the Islanders morning skate but is not ready to return yet.
Nabokov will miss his ninth consecutive game tonight since injuring his leg on January 6. He faced shots for the first time since the injury which is a step in the right direction. Kevin Poulin has filled-in nicely for Nabby, so they can take their time with this second lower-body injury of the season.
Nabokov (lower-body) will be out at least one week and will be re-evaluated.
Nabokov was injured in Monday's win over the Stars. This is the second time this season that Nabby has been sidelined with a lower-body injury. Like the first time around, Kevin Poulin will take the reigns as the Islanders starter for the time-being.
Nabokov left tonight's game with an apparent lower-body injury.
Nabokov left the game 12:54 into the first period and was replaced by Kevin Poulin. He just returned 11 games ago from a groin injury that cost him 12 games, so the first concern is that he re-aggravated that injury.