Connect with us

New York Islanders

Palmieri Scores 2, Sorokin Shuts the Door as Islanders Beat Rival Rangers 3-0

Published

on

New York Islanders

ELMONT, NY– The New York Islanders needed a strong performance against the New York Rangers to stop their skid at three games. They did just that as they beat the Rangers 3-0, as Ilya Sorokin was phenomenal with the team playing strong in front of him. The Islanders are now 3-4-0 on the young season.

LINES

Bailey-Barzal-Wahlstrom
Lee-Nelson-Beauvillier
Parise-Pageau-Palmieri
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

Pelech-Pulock
Romanov-Dobson
Aho-Mayfield

Sorokin
Varlamov

*Kieffer Bellows was placed on waivers Wednesday morning.

SCORING

Kyle Palmieri scored his first goal of the season to give the New York Islanders a 1-0 lead at 8:44 of the second period as he beat New York Rangers netminder Jaroslav Halak with a wrist shot from the slot. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Ryan Pulock were credited with the assists.

Josh Bailey gave the Islander a 2-0 lead at 5:37 of the third period as he finished off a strong display of passing as he redirected an Adam Pelech pass at the top of the Rangers crease. Pelech and Mathew Barzal were credited with the assists.

Palmieri scored his second of the game as he went bar down from the high slot at 15:22 of the third period. Pelech and Pageau both recorded their second assists of the game.

PALMIERI SCORES FIRST TWO OF SEASON, BAILEY GETS HIS FIRST

Last season, it took New York Islanders forward Kyle Palmieri 13 games to light the lamp last season. This season, through six games, Palmieri had not scored despite chances.

But on Wednesday against the New York Rangers, Kyle Palmieri scored his first goal of the season, which gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead in the second period.

Thanks to hard work in the offensive zone, Palmieri made a move to the slot. The puck bounced off his stick but right to Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who made a heads-up play to poke the puck to Palmieri, which allowed him to have a wide-open shooting lane on New York Rangers netminder Jaroslav Halak.

Although it’s a shot that Halak would want back, a goal is a goal.

Palmieri then gave the Islanders a 3-0 lead as he spun around in the slot and went bar down.

Kyle Palmieri finished the night with two goals on three shots in 15:46 TOI.

“Especially early, Palmieri deserved that one. Two really good shots,” Oliver Wahlstrom said. “It was really good for him to get on the board.”

Josh Bailey, in what would have been his 1,000th game if he did not get scratched against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, scored his first goal of the season to give the Islanders a critical two-goal lead in the third period.

Josh Bailey finished his night with a goal on one shot, along with a block in 14:55 TOI.

ISLANDERS NETMINDER ILYA SOROKIN STEALS THE SHOW

New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin put on a show as he recorded his first shutout of the young season. He stopped all 41 that came his way in the contest, including 17 in a busy first period.

Out of the 41 shots, 17 were considered high-danger chances. While the Islanders were shorthanded, Sorokin turned aside eight total shots, four of which were considered high-danger.

“He was outstanding, obviously,” New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert said. “And, you know, he made a couple of key saves early on that led to us getting our feet under us a little bit, but I thought he was terrific.”

“You just can’t say enough about him.”

ISLANDERS PENALTY KILL PERFECT FOR 7th STRAIGHT GAME

The New York Islanders have relied heavily on their penalty kill this entire season. Despite a losing record through seven games, the penalty kill has been one of the strongest parts of their game.

The Islanders took three penalties against the New York Rangers, and the penalty kill did its job.

They allowed five shots on Ilya Sorokin throughout the three Rangers’ power plays, with two being considered high-danger shots per Natural Stat Trick.

The New York Islanders penalty kill is now 25 for 25 to start the season.

Up Next: The New York Islanders are in Carolina to face the Hurricanes Thursday Oct. 7, at UBS Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 PM ET.

Welcome to your new home for New York Islanders breaking news, analysis and opinion. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and don't forget to subscribe to NYHN+ for all of our members-only content from Christian Arnold and the National Hockey Now network.

GET NYIHN IN YOUR INBOX!

Enter your email address to get all of our articles delivered directly to your inbox.

NYI Team & Cap Info

Get the best of NYI Hockey Now in your inbox

Sign-up and get all of the best Islanders breaking news and analysis sent straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.