Islanders' Evgeni Nabokov gets pulled in Game 1
Evgeni Nabokov didn't last very long against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
He was not great on Wednesday night, surrendering four goals in less than 24 minutes of hockey before being benched early in the second period in favor of backup Kevin Poulin.
Early in the first period he was hit in the face by a Jarome Iginla one-timer that appeared to leave him shaken up for a minute. Nabokov remained in the game and just minutes later gave up the first of his four goals (shown above).
Islanders coach Jack Capuano insisted after the game that Nabokov was not injured after he was hit by the shot and said the reason he took him out was because he didn't want to leave him in the game to continue getting hung out to dry.
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