Sorokin turned aside 10 of 11 shots after replacing Semyon Varlamov (undisclosed) to begin the third period of Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.
It was a tough way for the rookie to end the regular season, as he got saddled with the loss when Taylor Hall beat him in OT. Sorokin was brilliant at times in his NHL debut, posting a 2.17 GAA and a .918 save percentage to go along with a 13-6-3 record, and he could find himself as the No. 1 netminder for the Isles in the first round against the Penguins if whatever issue forced Varlamov from Monday's game proves to be serious.
Sorokin made 23 saves in a 5-1 win over the Devils on Saturday.
The only puck that got past him came off a one-timer from the left circle by Andreas Johnsson. Sure, it was the lowly Devils, but Sorokin looked sharp, which is just what he needs as the team heads to the postseason. He hadn't won since April 18. Semyon Varlamov has played well overall and will start this postseason, but Sorokin needs to be dialed in, just in case.
Sorokin will start Saturday's game against New Jersey, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
Sorokin comes in on a three-game losing streak, so Semyon Varlamov has been the hot hand in net heading into the playoffs. The rookie will look to reverse his fortunes against a bottom-10 Devils offense (2.63 goals per game).
Sorokin turned aside 28 of 31 shots Tuesday in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sabres.
Sorokin was sitting on a 3-1 lead late in the second period, but a pair of Anders Bjork goals forced overtime, and Bjork beat Sorokin again in the shootout for the decisive tally. The Buffalo rally extended Sorokin's winless skid to three games (0-2-1). Sorokin owns a 12-6-1 record on the year with a 2.19 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Sorokin has been named the started Tuesday in Buffalo, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
After ceding the last three games to No. 1 Semyon Varlamov, Sorokin is back between the pipes against the lowly Sabres. He's played quite well in his last four appearances, as his 2.26 GAA and .925 save percentage suggest, but he's ran into some bad luck, going just 1-3-0 over that span. He'll be opposed at the other end of the rink by Michael Houser in what will be just Houser's second career NHL start.
Sorokin stopped 32 of 33 shots Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to Washington.
Washington's Daniel Sprong walked out from the corner and beat Sorokin high glove side just 89 seconds into the game, but the Capitals didn't get a sniff after that. Unfortunately for Sorokin, the Islanders were blanked at the other end by Vitek Vanecek. Sorokin has dropped three of his last four starts to fall to 12-6-1 on the year.
Sorokin will be between the pipes Tuesday against Washington, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Sorokin has won four of his last six starts, posting solid ratios (2.26 GAA, .919 save percentage) during that span. He'll be opposed at the other end of the rink by Vitek Vanecek and face a Capitals squad that's reeled off 36 goals in its last eight games.
Sorokin made 24 saves in a 6-3 loss to the Capitals on Saturday.
It was a rough outing for the star rookie, who had never allowed six goals in an NHL game. Sorokin had allowed just eight goals in his previous five games, so consider this a blip and nothing more. He's come as advertised for most of the season.
Sorokin will defend the home net in Saturday's game against the Capitals.
Sorokin's last start was a 30-save shutout over the Flyers. He's now 12-4-1 with a .922 save percentage this season. The Capitals typically provide a daunting matchup, as they rank second in the league with 3.43 goals per game. However, they'll take the ice without Alex Ovechkin (lower body) on Saturday.
Sorokin posted a 30-save shutout in Sunday's 1-0 overtime win over the Flyers.
Sorokin outdueled veteran Brian Elliott in this goaltending battle. Nick Leddy scored the decisive goal in overtime to help secure Sorokin's win. The 25-year-old netminder is 12-4-1 with three shutouts, a 2.02 GAA and a .922 save percentage through 17 games. He's allowed just eight goals over his last five outings, going 4-1-0 in that span.
Sorokin will guard the road net in Sunday's game versus the Flyers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Sorokin stopped 25 of 27 shots in Friday's loss to the Bruins, and he'll make a second straight start Sunday. The 25-year-old is enjoying an impressive rookie campaign, as he's accrued a .916 save percentage and an 11-4-1 record. He's also 3-0-1 against the Flyers.
Sorokin stopped 25 of 27 shots in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Bruins.
Boston's final goal was scored into an empty net. The rookie netminder got beaten once in each period, and with the Isles' offense unable to get anything going, Sorokin had no margin for error. It's his first regulation loss in four starts, and he still owns a sharp 2.16 GAA and .916 save percentage for the season.
Sorokin will guard the crease for Friday's road tilt in Boston, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Dating all the way back to Feb. 16, Sorokin is 11-1-0 with a 1.79 GAA and .928 save percentage in 12 appearances. He'll face Boston for the first time in his career Friday while looking to extend his current winning streak to four games. The Calder Trophy candidate has a good chance to do so against a Bruins team that's averaging just 2.50 goals per game since the start of March.
Sorokin allowed two goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.
The Russian rookie improved to 11-3-1 with a 2.17 GAA and a .915 save percentage in 15 games this year. Sorokin has alternated starts with Semyon Varlamov over the last six games, so it wouldn't be surprising to see the latter start Thursday's game in Boston.
Sorokin will draw the start for Sunday's home contest against the Rangers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
After giving up a combined 11 goals in his first three NHL appearances, Sorokin has established himself as a star in the making. The rookie netminder is 10-1-0 with a 1.77 GAA and .929 save percentage dating back to Feb. 16. His only start against the Rangers this season was his rough NHL debut, when he allowed five goals on 32 shots.
Sorokin stopped 25 of 27 shots Thursday in a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.
Sorokin might want Philadelphia's first goal back -- he tried to blocker Nicolas Aube-Kubel's long-range shot but it deflected off his own shaft and into the net -- but he was otherwise sharp in earning his second straight shootout win. Sorokin went a perfect 5-for-5 during the shootout, denying Sean Couturier, Nolan Patrick, Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny and Joel Farabee. The 25-year-old Sorokin has won 10 of his last 11 starts dating back to the start of January.
Sorokin will protect the home net in Thursday's game versus the Flyers.
Semyon Varlamov pitched a 29-save shutout in Tuesday's win over the Capitals, but the Islanders will go back to Sorokin in the blue paint. Sorokin certainly deserves it, as he's put up a .925 save percentage and a 4-1-0 record. The Flyers have been in a bit of a slump of late, losing seven of their last 10 games while averaging just 2.2 goals. Their defense has been suspect, too, raising Sorokin's fantasy floor Thursday.
Sorokin made 30 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers on Saturday. He stopped four attempts in the shootout.
After a wobbly start to the season, Sorokin has caught fire. He is 9-1 with two shutouts and the only blemish came last game against the Penguins, when he was yanked after yielding four goals on nine shots. Sorokin should be in your net if he's in the Islanders'. His efforts are catching eyes in the Calder race.
Sorokin will guard the home net in Saturday's game versus the Flyers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Sorokin was yanked from his last start after allowing four goals on nine shots. The 25-year-old posted eight straight wins with a .944 save percentage before that dud, so he'll look to bounce back Saturday. The Flyers are an intriguing opponent, as they've lost five of their last seven games while averaging 2.1 goals.
Sorokin allowed four goals on just nine shots before being pulled in the second period of Saturday's 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
Sorokin's eight-game winning streak came to a crashing halt, with Bryan Rust's power-play tally 6:18 into the second period chasing the first-year netminder to the bench. It was the first time Sorokin gave up more than three goals in a game since Jan. 31, which also happened to be the last time he suffered a defeat. The 25-year-old dropped to 8-3-1 on the year with a 2.24 GAA and .911 save percentage.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/10||@ BOS||L 2-3 (OT)||1||1||10||11|
|05/08||vs NJ||W 5-1||1||1||23||24|
|05/04||@ BUF||L 3-4 (SO)||1||3||28||31|
|04/27||@ WAS||L 0-1||1||1||32||33|
|04/24||vs WAS||L 3-6||1||6||24||30|
|04/18||@ PHI||W 1-0 (OT)||1||0||30||30|
|04/16||@ BOS||L 0-3||1||2||25||27|
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