June 27, 2010 |
LOS ANGELES - The Flyers' quest for San Jose standout goalie Evgeni Nabokov upstaged any of the selections - including a sixth-round choice used on the club president's son - that they made in Saturday's draft here at the Staples Center. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren continued talking to San Jose GM Doug Wilson about acquiring the rights to Nabokov, who can become an unrestricted free agent Thursday. The Flyers have been granted permission to negotiate with Nabokov's agent before the free-agency period starts.
March 12, 2012
James Neal had a goal and two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Boston Bruins, 5-2, on Sunday for their ninth straight victory. Evgeni Malkin had three assists to move into the NHL points lead with 84, two ahead of Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 shots to run his personal winning streak to eight and keep the pressure on the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers. Battle of New York Marian Gaborik scored the Rangers' third power-play goal in the dying seconds of overtime, and the Rangers snapped their season-worst, three-game regulation losing streak with a 4-3 win over the Islanders.
April 3, 2013
Frans Nielsen set up two early goals and Evgeni Nabokov made 24 saves and the New York Islanders continued their playoff push with a 3-1 victory over the host New Jersey Devils on Monday night. John Tavares added his 22d goal of the season as the Islanders won for the fourth time in five games. Also in the East: Derek Stepan scored twice to lead the host New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, picking up two vital points in their fight to hold onto a playoff spot.
March 4, 2012
John Tavares tipped in Matt Moulson's shot for the tie-breaking goal with 4 minutes, 39 seconds left, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 32 shots, and the New York Islanders snapped a five-game, road-losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Josh Bailey and Moulson also had goals for the Islanders, who won for the second time in six games. New York, 0-4-1 in its five previous road games, completed a 1-2-1 trip. The defending Stanley Cup champions have dropped five of eight.
May 2, 2002 |
Teemu Selanne ended his playoff slump by scoring twice, and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 27 shots as the visiting San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche, 6-3, last night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Selanne, who led the Sharks with 29 goals during the regular season, had not scored in the playoffs. San Jose took an early lead, withstood a rally from the defending Stanley Cup champions and put it away with two goals within 3 minutes in the third period. Colorado, which finished a physical, seven-game series against Los Angeles just two nights earlier, was sluggish early.
May 14, 2004 |
Evgeni Nabokov finally got a victory over his former backup. He also got the San Jose Sharks back into the Western Conference finals. Nabokov made 34 saves for his third shutout of the playoffs, and Alex Korolyuk had two goals and an assist in the Sharks' 3-0 victory over the host Calgary Flames in Game 3 last night. Korolyuk scored twice in the final 2 minutes, capping his promotion to the Sharks' top line. Vincent Damphousse got the first goal for the Sharks, who closed their series deficit to 2-1 with an appropriate mix of desperation and motivation.
May 5, 2004 |
The San Jose Sharks finally eliminated the Colorado Avalanche to reach the conference finals for the first time. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 28 shots, and the Sharks scored three goals in the second period to beat the host Avalanche, 3-1, last night in Game 6. Vincent Damphousse, Marcel Goc and Jonathan Cheechoo had goals to help San Jose avoid becoming the third team to lose a best-of-seven series after winning the first three games. The Sharks will face the Calgary Flames in the Western Conference finals.
December 3, 2005 |
Joe Thornton made an immediate impact with his new team. Thornton had two assists in his debut with San Jose, setting up Jonathan Cheechoo twice, and the visiting Sharks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres last night. Evgeni Nabokov made 20 saves for his fourth win of the season - and first since Oct. 15 against Chicago - but left with 11:20 remaining. He went directly to the dressing room, and backup Nolan Schaefer finished the game. Grant Stevenson, Milan Michalek, and Nicholas Dimitrakos also scored as the Sharks won for the first time since an overtime victory against Anaheim on Nov. 4. Thornton, acquired Wednesday in a four-player, blockbuster deal with the Boston Bruins, started at center between his cousin, Scott Thornton, and Cheechoo.
April 23, 2008 |
Jeremy Roenick didn't come out of semiretirement for just one playoff round. The veteran San Jose center is only interested in a long run at the Stanley Cup, and he carried the Sharks one step closer last night. Roenick had two goals and two assists, including the tying and go-ahead scores midway through the Sharks' four-goal second period in a 5-3 victory over the visiting Calgary Flames in Game 7, finishing their first-round playoff series. Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for second-seeded San Jose in front of a deafening crowd at the first Game 7 in Shark Tank history.
March 12, 2007 |
Mike Modano has found his scoring touch again, and that's good news for the Dallas Stars. Modano scored his 499th career goal, 14th this season, 35 seconds into overtime and the Stars edged the visiting Los Angeles Kings, 4-3, yesterday. He is three goals behind Joe Mullen for the career lead among U.S.-born players. "It was a good play. It took me a second or 2 to get it to my forehand," said Modano, who sat out 23 consecutive games in December and January with a hip injury.