Uniondale, NY — Evgeni Nabokov secured his 300th career win on an already special night when the Islanders organization inducted Pat Flatley into the team’s hall of fame. Michael Grabner scored the go ahead goal at the 16:57 of the third period and then secured the win scoring on an empty net.
“I guess it’s nice to have it in the pocket,” Nabokov said after the game about win 300. “But it’s not the biggest thing. I’m glad that it’s kind of behind us… hopefully many more [wins] in front of me.”
Win was nearly derailed when the officials called Mark Streit on a questionable delay of game penalty and awarded Thomas Vanek a penalty shot. Vanek’s shot beat Nabokov, but was stopped by the goal post.
“Well I didn’t really stop it,” Nabokov said about the penalty shot. “The post that stopped it, but I’d like to say that the only area was open was my post.”
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