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Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Signs eight-year extension
Sorokin signed an eight-year, $66 million contract extension with the Islanders on Saturday, according to his agent Dan Milstein.
Sorokin is considered one of the best goaltenders in the NHL, so the Islanders did well to lock him in long-term. The talented 27-year-old was 31-22-7 with a 2.34 GAA and .924 save percentage last season. He should be a high fantasy selection for the 2023-24 season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Drops heartbreaker in OT on Friday
Sorokin stopped 39 shots in Friday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Hurricanes in Game 6 of the Islanders' first-round series. The Islanders were eliminated with the loss.
The 27-year-old netminder took a shutout into the third period and looked like he might single-handedly force a Game 7, but Sebastian Aho knocked down a puck that was going well wide and tapped it across the line with about 10 minutes left in regulation, then Paul Stastny ended the series with a bad-angle goal six minutes into OT. Sorokin wraps up his playoff run this season with a 2.60 GAA and .924 save percentage, and he'll head into 2023-24 as the unquestioned No. 1 goalie for the Isles.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Slated to start Friday
Sorokin is set to guard the home crease in Game 6 against Carolina on Friday, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.
Sorokin stopped 34 of 36 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes to force Game 6. He's 2-3 with a 2.77 GAA and a .917 save percentage in five playoff contests this year. Carolina had the 15th-ranked offense with 3.20 goals per game in the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Bounces back to force Game 6
Sorokin stopped 34 of 36 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Sorokin rebounded from a 5-2 loss in Game 4 with an excellent performance in Game 5, stopping 34 shots to keep the Islanders alive. Overall, the 27-year-old Sorokin has been solid in the series with a .923 save percentage and 2.77 GAA. He'll be back between the pipes Friday for another must-win game on Long Island.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Starting must-win contest
Per Andrew Gross of Newsday, Sorokin was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, putting him on track to guard the road goal during Tuesday's must-win Game 5 against the Hurricanes.
Sorokin struggled in Sunday's Game 4, surrendering five goals on just 29 shots en route to a 5-2 home defeat. The 27-year-old goaltender will undoubtedly need to be better on the road Tuesday for the Islanders to have any chance to stave off elimination and return to New York for Game 6 on Friday.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Gets little help in Sunday's loss
Sorokin stopped 24 shots during a 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 4 of the Islanders' first-round series.
The Isles were in a 4-0 hole before they managed to get on the board in the third period, and Sorokin was hardly at fault for the deficit as the four Canes goals came on two power plays, one clean breakaway and one two-on-one after a brutal neutral zone giveaway by Alexander Romanov. Sorokin's 1-3 record to begin the postseason belies his performance to date, and he'll try to keep his team alive in Game 5 on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: In goal for Game 4
Sorokin will patrol the home crease Sunday in Game 4 against Carolina, Stefen Rosner of The Hockey News reports.
Sorokin is coming off a 30-save performance in Friday's 5-1 win over the Hurricanes. He has a 1-2 record this postseason, having stopped 97 of 104 shots. Carolina sits 15th in the playoffs with 2.33 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Sharp in Game 3 win
Sorokin turned aside 30 shots Friday in a 5-1 win over the Hurricanes during Game 3 of the Islanders' first-round series.
Jesper Fast beat him for a short-handed tally late in the second period, but otherwise Sorokin had an answer for everything Carolina fired his way. The netminder has played extremely well to begin the playoffs, posting a 2.29 GAA and .933 save percentage, but a lack of goal support in the first two games has the Isles staring at a 2-1 series deficit heading into Game 4 on Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Set to start Friday
Sorokin is slated to start at home in Game 3 against Carolina on Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Sorokin has lost the first two contests of the Islanders' first-round series, but he's stopped a solid 67 of 73 shots in that span. During the regular season, he posted a 31-22-7 record, 2.34 GAA and .924 save percentage in 62 outings. Carolina is on a four-game winning streak, outscoring the competition 16-9 in that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Falls short in Game 2
Sorokin turned aside 32 of 36 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Carolina in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Sorokin surrendered a goal in each period, including the overtime frame. He's dropped the first two contests of the playoffs, during which the goaltender has stopped 67 of 73 shots. The Islanders have a solid backup in Semyon Varlamov, but the Islanders will probably stick with Sorokin for Game 3 on Friday. The 27-year-old netminder had a superb 2.34 GAA and .924 save percentage in 62 regular-season appearances.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: In goal for Game 2
Sorokin will guard the road goal in Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Hurricanes, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Sorokin put in a good effort in Game 1 on Monday, stopping 35 of 37 shots, but he didn't get much help from the Islanders' offense. His strong goaltending will likely keep the Islanders from getting blown out during the first round, but they will need to chip in a bit more scoring to support him.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Drops Game 1
Sorokin allowed two goals on 37 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
Sorokin was excellent Monday, allowing just a pair of power-play goals while turning aside 35 shots. However, the Islanders' offense came up short as the team dropped the series opener, 2-1. Sorokin was instrumental in the Islanders' making the postseason, going 31-22-7 with a .924 save percentage during the regular season. He'll likely be back in goal Wednesday as the Islanders look to even the series.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Set to start Game 1
Sorokin was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Ethan Sears of the New York Post reports, indicating he will start Monday on the road against Carolina in Game 1.
Sorokin posted a 31-22-7 record with a 2.34 GAA and a .924 save percentage in 62 games during the regular season. In four 2022-23 appearances versus the Hurricanes, he surrendered 11 goals on 124 shots en route to a mark of 1-3-0. If New York is going to pull off the upset and get past Carolina, Sorokin will need to be a major difference maker in the series.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Light workload in crucial win
Sorokin made 17 saves in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Montreal.
After stumbling against the Capitals in their previous game, the Islanders made no mistake with their chance at redemption, carrying play in front of Sorokin with a 35-19 edge in shots. This victory secured a playoff berth for the Islanders in their final game of the regular season, though their first-round opponent won't be decided until the conclusion of Thursday's games. Sorokin led the Islanders to the postseason with a 31-22-7 record, while his ratios were right in line with his career 2.34 GAA and .924 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Set to start Wednesday
Sorokin will guard the home goal in Wednesday's game versus the Canadiens, Stefen Rosner of The Hockey News reports.
Sorokin gets the nod in the Islanders' regular-season finale, and he just needs a minimum of one point to book the team into the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The 27-year-old has gone 4-3-0 with a 1.83 GAA and a .938 save percentage over his last seven outings.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Allows three in loss
Sorokin allowed three goals on 23 shots Monday in a 5-2 loss to the Capitals.
Sorokin allowed three goals in the first period, including two just 1:03 into the game. He would settle down, blanking the Caps in the second frame. However, Washington would add a pair of empty-netters in the third, handing Sorokin and the Islanders a 5-2 loss. Sorokin had been playing well coming into Monday's contest, going 2-1-0 with a sparkling .968 save percentage in his last three outings. He's now 30-22-7 on the season with a .924 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Guarding cage Monday
Sorokin will defend the road goal Monday against Washington, Stefen Rosner of The Hockey News reports.
Sorokin is coming off a 27-save shutout win over Philadelphia on Saturday. He has a 30-21-7 record this season with a 2.33 GAA and a .925 save percentage in 60 appearances. The Capitals rank 20th in the league this campaign with 3.06 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Ilya Sorokin: Posts shutout to earn 30th win
Sorokin stopped all 27 shots in a 4-0 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.
Sorokin picked up his sixth shutout of the season and the 16th of his career. The victory also pushed him up to 30-21-7 with a 2.32 GAA and a .925 save percentage in 60 contests in 2022-23. This is the 27-year-old's first 30-win campaign. Sorokin has won four of his last six appearances, and he's surrendered just nine goals in that span.... See More ... See Less
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