Evgeni Nabokov

The Islanders agreed to terms with goaltender Jaroslav Halak on a four-year, $18 million contract on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Fans Pray Halak Is Just Opening Act Of Islanders’ Summer Of Garth

Someone had to be the pioneer. Regardless if Jaroslav Halak knows it or not, his signing with the Islanders on Thursday was a really big deal.

05/23/2014

FILE -- Evgeni Nabokov (credit: Getty Images)

Islanders, Evgeni Nabokov Blank Canadiens

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.

04/10/2014

FILE -- Evgeni Nabokov (credit: Getty Images)

Report: Islanders May Want To Bring Nabokov Back As Backup Next Season

To expect Evgeni Nabokov to get through 60 starts in a season at this point in his career is asking a lot. But that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be a fine insurance policy.

03/25/2014

FILE -- Evgeni Nabokov (credit: Getty Images)

Nabokov Sharp In 2-0 Shutout Of Columbus

This weekend version of New York, New York could cost the Columbus Blue Jackets the playoff spot they are desperate to grab.

03/23/2014

Matt Donovan #46 of the New York Islanders collides with teammate goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 against the Washington Capitals during the first period at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Shutout For Nabokov As Islanders Top Capitals 1-0

Andrew McDonald scored early in the third period, Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for his 57th career shutout and the New York Islanders broke a five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

02/05/2014

The Islanders' Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal against Chicago on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Islanders Edge Chicago, 3-2, In Overtime

Kyle Okposo scored 58 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead on Thursday night.

01/03/2014

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov reacts after giving up the game winning shootout goal to Nikita Kucherov of the Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Out-Of-Touch Snow Responsible For Islanders’ Collapse

The New York Rangers have been miserable, but at least they have hope of turning it around and saving their season. The New York Islanders are a different story.

12/18/2013

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have No Plans To Fire Capuano — For Now

Fresh off their first playoff appearance in six years, the Islanders have won just nine of their first 32 games. Logic suggests a substantial change should be coming, right?

12/11/2013

Kevin Poulin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Continue To Lose, But The Kids Are Alright

If the Islanders are going to snap out of this funk, they must adopt an all-hands-on-deck mentality. I’ll say this, though, the kids have done their part.

12/06/2013

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, center, scores in overtime against Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson, left, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ 2013-14 Season Was In Peril Long Before It Started

The Islanders are where they are right now for one simple reason — and it has little to do with injuries. As far as success this season was concerned, the front office mismanaged this thing from the start.

12/05/2013

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Evgeni Nabokov Leaves Game Against Red Wings After Sustaining Injury

Nabokov was assisted by a trainer in the crease before getting up on his skates and gingerly skating off.

11/16/2013

Kevin Poulin (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kevin Poulin Is Last Line of Defense For Struggling Islanders

The question of whether or not Kevin Poulin is a franchise goaltender will be answered in due time. What we do know is that he has an immense amount of potential.

11/15/2013

Kevin Poulin and Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders lie in the net.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Inexplicably, Islanders In Throes Of Another November To Forget

Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.

11/11/2013

Islanders forward Josh Bailey, left, scored the winning goal late in the third period against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Oct. 25, 2013. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Dominated For 2 Periods, Islanders Roar Back In 3rd, Stun Penguins

Josh Bailey’s goal with 1:40 left capped the Islanders’ furious third-period rally, and New York edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.

10/25/2013

Brock Nelson of the New York Islanders celebrates his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Depth, Battle Level Put To The Test

Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.

10/25/2013

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