ELMONT, NY — On the second of a back-to-back, the New York Islanders crushed the Seattle Kraken 4-0.
Bo Horvat scored his first goal in an Islanders sweater, Samuel Bolduc scored his first NHL goal, and Ilya Sorokin did the rest for his fifth shutout of the season, stopping 30 of 30.
The Islanders are now 27-22-5 and move within one point of the Washington Capitals.
Josh Bailey-Bo Horvat-Mathew Barzal
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Kyle Palmieri
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Hudson Fasching
Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Samuel Bolduc-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
Samuel Bolduc scored his first NHL to give the New York Islanders a 1-0 lead at 7:49 of the first period as his points shot beat Seattle Kraken netminder Martin Jones through the wickets. Scott Mayfield (career point no. 100) and Brock Nelson (career-high 29th assist) were credited with the assists.
Simon Holmstrom doubled the Islanders lead to 2-0 with 1:31 to play in the first as he was left wide open in the low slot before beating Jones over his blocker side for his third goal of the season. Jean-Gabriel Pagaeu was credited with the lone assist.
Zach Parise tipped home a Pageau shot for his 14th of the season at 3:38 of the second period. Pageau and Adam Pelech were credited with the assists.
Bo Horvat scored his first goal as an Islander as he finished off a strong Mathew Barzal pass for his 32nd of the season and a new career-high.
Horvat Gets His First With Islanders
One way to get the nerves out of the way at home is by scoring in your first game. And that Horvat did as he finished off a Mathew Barzal pass for his 32nd of his season at 5:08 of the second period, setting a new career-high.
Bolduc Scores 1st NHL Goal
It seemed that Samuel Bolduc, along with Parker Wotherspoon, would be healthy scratches Tuesday night when the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night, but when warmups came and went, Alexander Romanov was not on the ice.
In came Bolduc, who made the most of his newfound opportunity, scoring his first NHL goal.
By The Numbers
The New York Islanders scored four goals for the first time since Jan. 3, when they potted six in a 6-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
The last time the Islanders held a 4-0 lead in a game, well, you have to go all the way back to game two of the season.
Against the Anaheim Ducks, the Islanders scored the first five goals of the contest, before winning 7-2.
Next Up: The New York Islanders host the Vancouver Canucks Thursday night at UBS Arena. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 PM.