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NYHN Daily: Sorokin Dominant for Islanders, Pageau Stays Hot & More



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After back-to-back wins earlier in the week against Buffalo, the Islanders are back in action tonight as they are in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins. In the Tuesday win, rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin was impressive as he picked up his first NHL win. Islanders third-line center Jean-Gabriel Pageau continued his hot streak. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

In the Islanders victory over the Buffalos Sabres, rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin picked up his first National Hockey League win. While he did not face many shots on goal, he was a walking — or should I say skating — highlight reel. (NYI Hockey Now)

It took some time and has come with many changes to his wingers, but Jean-Gabriel Pageau is on an offensive tear for the New York Islanders. (NYI Hockey Now)

Ilya Sorokin’s play, along with Semyon Varlamov’s, has given the Islanders a reason to believe they are capable of another long playoff run. (The Athletic)

Islanders heard coach Barry Trotz craves four-line balance and Pageau’s recent scoring has certainly helped achieve that. (Newsday)

The Boston Bruins have hit the quarter mark of this compacted regular season and things are going pretty darn well for the Black and Gold. (Boston Hockey Now)

Evgeni Malkin is a Pittsburgh Penguins cornerstone, but his game is not where he wants it to be. The problems aren’t turnovers or mistakes that some may want to harp, but Malkin’s physical status. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers are pulling all of their resources together for Thursday night’s game against the New York Rangers. They are missing six regulars from the lineup due to COVID protocol: Justin Braun, Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, Oskar Lindblom, and Jake Voracek. (Philly Hockey Now)

Avalanche Mailbag: Whither Martin Kaut, and do the Avs need an enforcer? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Vegas Golden Knights’ Keegan Kolesar dropped the gloves and squared up with Dennis Gilbert early in the first period of Tuesday night’s game for his first NHL fight. (Vegas Hockey Now

The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes resumed a rivalry on Wednesday, as they played each other for the first time as part of the same division since the Southeast was dissolved way back in 2013. (Florida Hockey Now)

San Jose Sharks’ Mario Ferraro and John Leonard were college roommates,, teammates at U-Mass. Ferraro picked up the primary assist on Leonard’s first NHL goal on Monday. (San Jose Hockey Now)

In the Edmonton Oilers win last, Connor McDavid notched his 500th career NHL point. (

Super 16: Boston Bruins new at No. 1, Islanders enter the top 10 (

Kevin Lankinen got his first NHL shutout as the Blackhawks down the Red Wings. (

NHL Buzz: Aretmi Panarin expected in lineup for Rangers, Erik Karlsson could return soon for San Jose Sharks, Alex Galchenyuk could join Maple Leafs today for practice. (

Two days after blowing a four-goal lead, the Toronto Maple Leafs stayed discipine in the rematch against the Ottawa Senators for a grueling win. (

Brock Boeser’s three-point night paced Vancouver Canucks to win over Flames. (

John Tavares just has just one goal in the last 10 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but head coach Sheldon Keefe is staying patient with the Leafs captain. (