Evgeni Nabokov

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Stars Win Game 6 - and Series - in 4 OTs

(Newser) - The Dallas Stars have finally made it back to the Western Conference finals. It took the eighth longest game in NHL history to do it. Brenden Morrow scored a power play goal 9:03 into the fourth overtime as the Stars eliminated the pesky San Jose Sharks 2-1 in a... More »

Sharks Avoid Elimination Again

Pavelski goal in OT extends series to sixth game

(Newser) - The Sharks just won't go away _ and now they're going back to Dallas. Joe Pavelski scored 65 seconds into overtime and San Jose evaded playoff elimination for the second straight game Friday, improbably rallying from a late two-goal deficit to beat Dallas 3-2 in Game 5. Brian Campbell scored... More »

Morrow's OT Goal Lifts Stars Past Sharks

Dallas gets seventh win in eight trips to San Jose

(Newser) - Brenden Morrow scored his second goal of the night 4:39 into overtime, and the Dallas Stars opened their second-round series with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Mike Modano also scored, while Marty Turco made 25 saves in the Stars' seventh win in their last... More »

Flames Shut Out Sharks, 2-0

Win forces Game 7 Tuesday night

(Newser) - Miika Kirpusoff made 21 saves, as Owen Nolan and Daymond Langkow both scored to lead the Calgary Flames over the San Jose Sharks 2-0 last night to force a Game 7. The decisive match Tuesday will be the first Game 7 the Sharks have hosted in franchise history after playing... More »

Sharks Skate to 4-3 Victory Over Flames

San Jose leads series 3-2

(Newser) - Patrick Marleau and Jonathan Cheechoo made sure San Jose wouldn't squander the momentum gained in Calgary, moving the Sharks within one win of a fourth straight trip to the second round of the playoffs. Marleau scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, while Cheechoo added two more in... More »

Sharks Blank Flames to Even Series

Nabokov gets shutout for San Jose, offense finally cashes in shots

(Newser) - Evgeni Nabokov made sure the Sharks left San Jose with something to show for all those shots in their first two playoff games. Nabokov made 21 saves in his sixth career postseason shutout, and rookie Torrey Mitchell scored a power-play goal in the Sharks' 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames... More »

Kopitar Lifts Kings Past Sharks

(Newser) - Anze Kopitar scored twice in the final 5:38 to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over playoff-bound San Jose on Thursday night, handing the Sharks their first regulation loss in 21 games. Brian Willsie and Raitis Ivanans, who totaled seven goals in the Kings' first 80... More »

Sharks Secure Postseason in Wild Shootout

Khabibulin, 'Hawks shut out Capitals; Ducks skewer Stars

(Newser) - San Jose had to put in a longer work night to clinch a playoff berth after Minnesota's Marion Gaborik turned a 3-2 Sharks lead into an overtime battle last night. Evgeni Nabokov came through in the shootout to put a 4-3 cap on the often fierce game, the San Jose ... More »

Islanders Rally to Beat Sharks

Three third-period goals give New York its fourth straight win

(Newser) - Nassau Coliseum on Long Island fell quiet after Joe Thornton put San Jose ahead of New York, 2-0 early in the third period. But goals by Andy Hilbert and Mike Comrie within 59 seconds of each other tied the game, and Freddy Meyer's shot from the right circle gave the... More »

Sharks Slip Past Jackets 2-1 in OT

All-Star Nabokov holds Columbus back with 31 stellar saves

(Newser) - Joe Thornton scored the power-play goal in overtime that sealed San Jose's victory  over Columbus last night, but the hero of the game was, as is so often the case, goalie Evgeni Nabokov. With 31 mostly spectacular saves, the Kazakhstani keeper kept the Sharks afloat despite dismal shooting in the... More »

Stars Down Canucks 4-3 to Keep Top Slot

Nabakov helps Sharks stay even with Stars by freezing out Oilers 3-0

(Newser) - Stars coach Dave Tippett insists "it's not about how many saves, it's about winning," but goalie Marty Turco's 29 saves last night certainly helped Dallas stay ahead of the Canucks. The 4-3 victory, which broke the Stars' two-game losing streak, came on sharp and sometimes shorthanded shooting, reports... More »

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