After stumbling out of the gate to the tune of a 3.68 GAA and .858 save percentage through his first four games, Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov is turning his fortunes aroundùin a hurry. In his last two games, Nabokov has lowered his GAA by a full goal to 2.68 and raised his save percentage by 69 points to .907. In doing so, the two-time All-Star has essentially stolen his team three out of a possible four points. If it weren't for Nabokov's stellar performances on Saturday against Minnesota and Monday against Phoenix, the Sharks could very easily be 2-4-0 instead of 3-2-1. On Saturday against Minnesota, Nabokov kept the Sharks in the game by coming up huge on the penalty kill, stifling the Wild on a 5-on-3 for nearly 1:13 early in the second period. Despite allowing former Shark Owen N ...
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