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Evgeni Nabokov starts for Islanders

Updated: October 15, 2011, 11:01 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- When it comes to goaltending, the New York Islanders are always full of surprises.

Although Al Montoya has been terrific in his first three starts of the season, coach Jack Capuano elected to play his wild card rather than ride the hot hand, starting Evgeni Nabokov on Saturday night against the New York Rangers.

Nabokov made 29 saves in the Islanders' 4-2 win over the Rangers.

"It was a boost to play in front of a packed house," Nabokov said after the ...

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