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The Islanders split the weekend series as they took the second game of the back-to-back against the Penguins. The Islanders won 2-0 thanks to a pair of power-play goals and an Ilya Sorokin shutout lifted the Islanders over the Penguins. Sorokin and defenseman Noah Dobson made key plays to keep the Islanders’ lead intact. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

A pair of power-play goals and a 20 save effort from rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin lifted the New York Islanders to a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. (NYI Hockey Now)

The turning point in the Islanders victory came late in the second period as Ilya Sorokin and Noah Dobson denied a high-danger scoring chance. (NYI Hockey Now)

It has taken some time, but Anthony Beauvillier is finally turning the corner this season. The Islanders forward picked up his fourth point of the year on Saturday night in the Islanders’ 4-3 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. (NYI Hockey Now)

Off the record, the Boston Bruins and the Los Angeles Kings could be looking to make trades. The Montreal Canadiens are receiving calls for Carey Price, who seems lost in net. (NYI Hockey Now)

Ilya Sorokin is the first Islanders rookie to have consecutive shutouts since Glenn “Chico” Resch in December 1975. It was the first time the Islanders shut out the Penguins since Kelly Hrudey made 27 saves in a 9-0 win on Jan. 9, 1986. (

Ilya Sorokin hasn’t started often and the Islanders haven’t shut down the Penguins’ potent trio of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and defenseman Kris Letang with consistency. But the Russian rookie, making his first start at Nassau Coliseum and only his fifth of the season, backstopped a strong defensive effort with 20 saves as the Islanders closed a 3-0-1 homestand with a 2-0 win over the Penguins on Sunday. (Newsday)

After dropping games against the Islanders and the first of a back-to-back against the Rangers, the Boston Bruins rebounded on Sunday. (Boston Hockey Now)

Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan earned a little brusqueness. While he was obviously furious after his team flatlined in a 2-0 shutout loss to the New York Islanders, he did not vent on the media on Sunday evening. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers are officially back to full strength. After three weeks of postponements, limbo, and quarantines, the Flyers have no more players on the NHL COVID Protocol list. Travis Konecny was removed from the list on Sunday. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers have not officially broken up with Brett Connolly although it appears a parting of the ways is eventually coming. On Sunday, Florida placed the veteran forward on waivers. (Florida Hockey Now)

Patrick Kane scored his 400th NHL goal for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 7-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at United Center on Sunday. (

Auston Matthews practiced with the Maple Leafs and has not been ruled out against Edmonton Oilers. The elite forward missed the opener of three-game set at Edmonton on Saturday with a wrist injury. (

John Tortorella said he is not concerned about job security after the Columbus Blue Jackets lost a fifth straight game, 3-1 to the Nashville Predators on Sunday. (

Ilya Samsonov made 19 saves in his first game for the Washington Capitals since coming off the NHL COVID-19 protocol list, a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Sunday. (

Minnesota Wild netminder Alex Stalock found himself on waivers yesterday along with Florida Panther Brett Connolly. (

Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom participated in a goal session prior to main practice on Sunday. He remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury. (