Monday, March 24, 2014
Elias on Nabby's big day
Elias notes that yesterday marked the 4th time an Islander goaltender has made as least 40 saves in a shutout win, and the first time it has happened at the Coliseum in over 24 years!
The complete list:
1 Glenn Healy 1-16-90 vs Vancouver (51 saves in 3-0 win)
2 Joey MacDonald 3-27-09 at Detroit (42 saves in 2-0 win)
3 Evgeni Nabokov 2-7-12 at Philadelphia (45 saves in 1-0 shootout win)
4 Evgeni Nabokov 3-23-14 vs Columbus (41 saves in 2-0 win)
In that Healy win, 2 of Vancouver's shots were taken by Jack Capuano's brother, Dave, who was playing in his 9th NHL game (and third with Vancouver).
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick