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Fri, Apr 29
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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Goaltending

Overtime Loss
Goals Against Average
Saves Percentage
Regular Season 26 18 8 2.40 .925 7

Top Ilya Sorokin News

  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Outstanding sophomore season

    Sorokin was fantastic in his second season with the Islanders, as he posted a 2.40 GAA and .925 save percentage.

    Perhaps with more team success, Sorokin could have earned some Vezina Trophy consideration. His save percentage was second in the NHL, and his GAA was fourth. If you like advanced analytics, his 29.8 goals saved above average were second in the league behind only Igor Shesterkin of the Rangers. Sorokin is clearly in line to be the starting goaltender for the Islanders next season regardless of whether Semyon Varlamov remains with the team.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Ends strong season on bit of skid

    Sorokin made 27 saves in a 6-4 loss to the Lightning on Friday. He allowed four five goals.

    Sorokin ended the season on a 2-4-1 skid, but he still managed to deliver a 26-18-8 record with a 2.40 GAA and .925 save percentage in 52 games started. Sorokin has emerged as the star starter that he was always predicted to be, and he should improve even further in 2022-23 behind a hopefully retooled Isles squad.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Poised to defend cage Friday

    Sorokin is set to start Friday's home clash with Tampa Bay, per

    Sorokin is coming off a 32 save victory over the Capitals on Tuesday which brought a three-game losing streak to a close for the netminder. On the year, the Russian appeared in 51 games, taking the majority of the game over Semyon Varlamov. Looking ahead to 2022-23, Sorokin should continue to serve as the primary option between the pipes but is unlikely to lead the league in games played.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Leaves ice first

    Sorokin was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports, indicating he'll guard the crease on the road versus Washington.

    Sorokin has allowed three or more goals in four of his last five outings, with the lone exception a 44-save shutout versus the Canadiens on April 15. With a back-to-back coming up versus the Capitals and Lightning on Thursday and Friday, respectively, the 26-year-old figures to get at least one more outing this season and will look to add to his career-best 25 victories this year.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Rattled by Sabres

    Sorokin made 30 saves in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Sabres.

    The second-year netminder saw the game get away from him in the second period as Buffalo scored three unanswered goals. Sorokin is stumbling toward the finish line on the season, allowing at least three goals in five of his last six starts and leaving him with a 2.38 GAA and .926 save percentage.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Starting in Buffalo

    Sorokin will patrol the crease during Saturday's road game versus the Sabres, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Sorokin was pretty sharp in his last start Tuesday against the Panthers, stopping 39 of 42 shots, but he ultimately came away with a loss due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. He'll try to get back in the win column in a road matchup with a surging Buffalo team that's won three straight games.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Heroic effort falls short in OT

    Sorokin made 39 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers.

    The 26-year-old was the main reason the Islanders had any chance of stealing a win in this one, but he was ultimately unable to stop the dynamic duo of Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau for Florida. Sorokin is 3-2-1 over his last six starts with a 2.49 GAA and .931 save percentage, and with New York eliminated from the playoffs, the team could continue treating the young netminder as a true No. 1 rather than having him split time in the crease with Semyon Varlamov (illness).

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: First goalie off Tuesday

    Sorokin was the first goalie to exit the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, Stefen Rosner of NYI Hockey Now reports, indicating he'll be between the pipes at home versus the Panthers.

    Sorokin will be making his fifth straight appearance in goal for the Isles, having posted a 2-2-0 record and 2.73 GAA in his prior four contests. With the club eliminated from playoff contention, there is little reason to rush Semyon Varlamov back into the crease, so fantasy players can likely expect Sorokin to see the bulk of the minutes for the time being.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Allows three goals Sunday

    Sorokin allowed three goals on 36 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.

    Sorokin wasn't able to replicate his 44-save shutout from Friday versus the Canadiens, taking his second loss in his last five outings. The 26-year-old still put in a decent effort Sunday. He's at 25-16-7 with a 2.31 GAA and a .927 save percentage in 48 appearances. As long as Semyon Varlamov (illness) is out, Sorokin should continue to see the bulk of the starts. A tough matchup awaits Tuesday when the Islanders host the Panthers.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Slated to start Sunday

    Sorokin is on track to start Sunday's game against the Maple Leafs, according to Andrew Gross of Newsday.

    Sorokin manned the starter's net at Sunday's morning skate with top netminder Semyon Varlamov (illness) unavailable, and he was also the first goalie off the ice, which puts him on track to start a third game in a row Sunday.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Allows four goals in loss

    Sorokin stopped 22 of 26 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Penguins.

    Sorokin was shaky early in this one, allowing two first-period goals, as the Islanders fell to the Penguins despite outshooting them 39-28. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for Sorokin. The 26-year-old goaltender now has a .904 save percentage in April, after posting an impressive .944 over eight starts in March.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Stellar in shutout

    Sorokin posted a 44-save shutout in Friday's 3-0 win over the Canadiens.

    With Semyon Varlamov (illness) sidelined, Sorokin made starts in both halves of a back-to-back. He was the star of the show Friday, engaging Carey Price in a goalie duel in the latter's first game in nine months. The Islanders' offense broke through in the third period to earn Sorokin his 25th win in 47 appearances. This was also his 10th career shutout and his seventh doughnut of the year. Sorokin owns a 2.29 GAA and a .928 save percentage. The Islanders' next game is Sunday versus the Maple Leafs.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Starting back-to-back games

    Sorokin will be stationed between the pipes in Montreal on Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Sorokin coughed up four goals on 26 shots in Thursday's loss to the Penguins and will be thrust right back in action Friday. Since missing five straight games, the 26-year-old has now started four of the last five contests. He's now 24-15-7 on the year with an impressive 2.34 GAA and .925 save percentage.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Tending twine Thursday

    Sorokin will defend the road cage versus the Penguins on Thursday.

    Sorokin will make his third start in the Islanders' last four contests after going 2-0-0 with a 2.40 GAA in his prior two outings. Despite having to share the crease with Semyon Varlamov, the 26-year-old Sorokin has still set new personal bests in games (45), wins (24) and shutouts (six). Looking beyond this season, Sorokin could be in the mix to secure the No. 1 job full-time next year.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Career-high save total in win

    Sorokin stopped 43 of 47 shots through overtime and didn't allow a goal during the shootout in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Penguins.

    Pittsburgh piled up the highest shot total Sorokin has faced all season, allowing him to compile a new career high in saves. After a busy night through overtime, Sorokin was locked in for the shootout, making a couple of glove saves before watching the puck slide off Kris Letang's stick on Pittsburgh's final attempt. Despite failing to hold onto 3-1 and 4-3 leads, Sorokin eventually walked away with his 24th win of the season.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Expected to start Tuesday

    Sorokin was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is expected to start Tuesday against visiting Pittsburgh, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Sorokin has been fantastic in eight appearances since March 5, posting a 6-2-0 record with exceptionally stingy ratios (1.58 GAA, .951 save percentage). He'll look to keep up the strong play against a Penguins squad that's been tough on away ice with a 22-10-5 record and 3.03 average goals for.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: On track to start

    Per Andrew Gross of Newsday, Sorokin (upper body) was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he'll start between the pipes in Friday's road game versus the Hurricanes.

    Sorokin has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury, so he might have some rust to shake off early Friday. He'll try to secure his 23rd victory of the season in a tough road matchup with a Carolina team that's 26-6-4 at home this year.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: No plan for next start

    Coach Barry Trotz still doesn't have a definitive plan for when Sorokin (upper body) will make his next start, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Sorokin has been cleared for game action, but Trotz wants to make sure the 26-year-old netminder is 100 percent healthy before throwing him back into the mix. Gross notes that either Friday's game against Carolina or Saturday's matchup with St. Louis would be a logical time for Sorokin to return to action.

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  • Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Remains out Sunday

    Sorokin (upper body) will remain unavailable for Sunday's game in New Jersey, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    Head coach Barry Trotz wouldn't name a starter for the game, but it will either be Semyon Varlamov or Cory Schneider. Sorokin is traveling with the team on its road trip and could return sometime in the next few contests. Look for another update once he's close to a return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Mezhdurechensk, Russia
Age: 26
Experience: 1
Shoots: Left