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Rick DiPietro not chosen to start

Updated: January 20, 2013, 10:16 AM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Evgeni Nabokov started in goal instead of Rick DiPietro in the New York Islanders' season-opening 2-1 loss to the Devils on Saturday night.

DiPietro has nine seasons left on a 15-year deal he signed in 2006.

"I sat down with (goaltending coach) Mike Dunham and our coaches and if I said we're going with Ricky, then we talked about why aren't you going with Nabby," coach Jack Capuano said before the game. "It's just one of those things that Nabby finished ...

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