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Sorokin makes career-high 49 saves as Islanders blank Oilers

Ilya Sorokin made a career-high 49 saves and Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice early within the second interval as the New York Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Wednesday night time.

Defenseman Sebastian Aho additionally scored for the Islanders, who’ve received two consecutive video games and 4 of six. New York improved to 12-1-2 in its final 15 house video games in opposition to the Oilers.

“What this sport got here right down to is we had been unable to resolve their goaltender,” Edmonton coach Jay Woodcroft stated. “We did not discover a solution to crack him.”

After a scoreless first interval, Pageau scored shorthanded at 4:33 in opposition to Oilers netminder Jack Campbell whereas Anthony Beauvilier was serving a slashing penalty. Zach Parise and Adam Pelech assisted.

The Islanders are 8-0-0 when the 38-year-old Parise will get a degree.

Parise hasn’t missed a sport in his two seasons with the Islanders.

“It’s enjoyable taking part in with Zach. He made an ideal cross and I simply put it in,” Pageau stated. “He’s been serving to me so much.”

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice as New York Islanders shutout Edmonton 3-0.

Pageau scored once more at 6:39, this time on an influence play. His fifth objective of the season was assisted by Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee.

“He’s a big-moment man,” Islanders ahead Cal Clutterbuck stated of Pageau, who scored twice for the primary time this season.

The help prolonged Barzal’s level streak to 6 video games. Barzal leads the Islanders with 21 assists and 23 factors general.

Aho made it 3-0 at 16:56 of the second along with his second objective of the season, with assists to Oliver Wahlstrom and Casey Cizikas.

“I believed we had been dedicated to play the correct manner,” Islanders coach Lane Lambert stated. “And our goaltender performed rather well and made some nice saves.”

Sorokin made 9 saves within the first, 17 within the second and 23 extra within the third for his second shutout this season and the twelfth of his profession.

“It was sport for us. Those guys are very harmful,” Sorokin stated, referring to high-scoring Oilers forwards Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. “I do not assume a lot about what number of pictures.”

The Islanders denied three Edmonton power-play possibilities within the third as the 27-year-old Sorokin improved to 9-5-0.

“Three kills in opposition to them was large,” Clutterbuck added.

The Islanders had been coming off a 2-1 additional time win Monday at (*49*). The Oilers misplaced their earlier sport, 5-2 at New Jersey on Monday.

The Islanders outshot the Oilers 12-9 within the first, although Edmonton did not file a shot on objective till 13 minutes into the interval. Sorokin’s finest save was a blinding proper pad cease on Zach Hyman on the 16:58 mark to maintain the sport scoreless.

Sorokin additionally denied Hyman from in shut early within the third and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a snazzy glove cease with just below eight minutes remaining.

Campbell, who took a puck to the face on the bench throughout Monday’s loss in New Jersey, made 27 saves in defeat.

“I believed he gave us an opportunity to win tonight and made some good saves when referred to as upon,” Woodcroft stated. “I’m impressed with Jack Campbell and that stage of stick-to-it-iveness and refusing to let a puck to the nostril take a begin away from him.”

The Islanders are 13-2-0 this season once they rating no less than three targets.

The Oilers go to the Rangers on Saturday afternoon to finish a three-game journey to the New York space.

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