Stat Line Of The Night — 2/7/12 — Evgeni Nabokov
If you are a fan of goals, last night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders was not for you.
Through 65 minutes of play these two teams combined to score a whopping zero goals. The Islanders directed 18 shots on the Flyers goal throughout the evening, but they couldn’t manage to get a single puck by Ilya Bryzgalov during regulation and overtime. Luckily for them, their goaltender put forth an even better effort, as Evgeni Nabokov stopped all 45 shots he faced from the Flyers during the game, and he even stopped both shots he faced in the shootout to help his team earn the 1-0 victory.
The win was Nabokov’s sixth in his last seven games. As for the shutout, it was only his second of the season, and it earns him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, February 7, 2012.