Evgeni Nabokov

Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Need To Make Strong Push For Tim Thomas

There is a goalie who is available who can step into Billy Smith’s long-empty shoes. His name is Tim Thomas.

07/03/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov reacts after giving up a second-period goal to the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 9, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Need To Attack A Strong Goalie Market ASAP

Garth Snow was a goalie, one that experienced some success in the NHL. So he has to know the status quo will not be acceptable for his Islanders next season. If Evgeni Nabokov is the starter again, there will be hell to pay.

06/25/2013

Jonathan Bernier (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders In Hunt For Kings Goalie Jonathan Bernier

According to Newsday, the Isles have discussed acquiring backup goalie Jonathan Bernier with Kings general manager Dean Lombardi.

06/18/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Have Work Cut Out For Them This Summer

For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.

06/12/2013

Garth Snow (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders’ Playoff Story Ends, But A Better Team Looms On The Horizon

The Isles will assess and look to see what they can improve on this summer. However, the shopping list that has excited fans on Twitter, message boards and in regular conversation is simply unrealistic.

05/16/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Blazing-Hot Henrik Lundqvist On Way To Earning His Crown

It’s only the second round, but the Rangers have to be feeding off the momentum provided by Lundqvist’s turn. If he keeps it up, I could be put in position to admit that Lundqvist did indeed earn his crown.

05/14/2013

A New York Islanders fan holds a sign during warm ups before Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 11, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Must Deviate From Formula And Get Aggressive This Summer

For the first time in ages the Islanders are not in rebuilding mode. They are in re-tooling mode. That’s an alien concept to many, but it’s the truth, and they need to act on it.

05/14/2013

Evgeni Nabokov of the New York Islanders scrambles to get back into position against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penguins’ Crosby Turns Up Heat As Islanders Now Face ‘Two Game 7s’

Sidney Crosby’s eye-popping goal provided the exclamation point in a 4-0 win in Game 5 on Thursday night as the Penguins took a 3-2 series lead.

05/10/2013

The Penguins’ Douglas Murray checks the Islanders’ Matt Moulson in front of goalie Tomas Vokoun during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 9, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Islanders Wilt Under Pressure, Nabokov Awful In Game 5 Loss To Penguins

Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.

05/10/2013

Brian Strait and his Islanders teammates celebrate his goal at 14:05 of the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 7, 2013 in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Fans Have Every Reason To Dance, Chant And Sing

The Islanders are two wins away from turning the NHL on its ear. Their fans don’t care about what’s to come. They are just living in the moment — and who can blame them?

05/08/2013

Tomas Vokoun (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penguins Make Switch At Goalie; Islanders To Face Vokoun In Game 5

Coach Dan Bylsma says Vokoun will be in net for Game 5 on Thursday night when the Penguins resume their first-round playoff series with the Islanders.

05/08/2013

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates with teammates Frans Nielsen and Matt Moulson after the Islanders scored to take the lead 4-3 over the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images)

Fluke Win? Lively Boards Helped Islanders Even Series

The Islanders evened their first-round series with the Penguins with a little help from the boards behind the net of Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

05/04/2013

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders reacts after giving up his fourth goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Isles Coach Jack Capuano: ‘We Need All 20 Guys Going, And We Didn’t Have All 20’

“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”

05/02/2013

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, right, makes a save as the Penguins’ Brenden Morrow, top, and Matt Cooke converge on net during Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference series on May 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Islanders Will Have To Wait Even Longer For Playoff Win, Following Ugly Loss

Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

05/02/2013

John Tavares shoots and scores a power play goal against Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 29, 2013. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Tavares Vs. Goliath: Gallof’s Islanders-Penguins Playoff Preview

Putting aside the panic among Islanders fans, there are a few items that make this opening-round series interesting.

05/01/2013

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