GAA: 2.40GAA (4th) **Wins, GAA, and SV% for goalies who played at least 20 games. Sorokin was easily one of the better goalies in the NHL. There's no question about that. Just look at how he compares to the rest of the league. Everything outside of wins he's a top 10 goalie. And honestly wins are a garbage stat for measuring the quality of a goalie (or any individual). But I keep wins in because that's something that matters to the voters (the GMs).
Sorokin made 27 saves in a 6-4 loss to the Lightning on Friday. He allowed four five goals. Sorokin ended the season on a 2-4-1 skid, but he still managed to deliver a 26-18-8 record with a 2.40 GAA and .925 save percentage in 52 games started. Sorokin has emerged as the star starter that he was always predicted to be, and he should improve even further in 2022-23 behind a hopefully retooled Isles squad.
Sorokin is set to start Friday's home clash with Tampa Bay, per NHL.com. Sorokin is coming off a 32 save victory over the Capitals on Tuesday which brought a three-game losing streak to a close for the netminder. On the year, the Russian appeared in 51 games, taking the majority of the game over Semyon Varlamov. Looking ahead to 2022-23, Sorokin should continue to serve as the primary option between the pipes but is unlikely to lead the league in games played.
Sorokin was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's game-day skate, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports, indicating he'll guard the crease on the road versus Washington. Sorokin has conceded three or more goals in four of his last five outings, the lone exception being a 44-save shutout versus the lowly Habs on April 15. With a back-to-back coming up versus the Capitals and Lightning on Thursday and Friday, respectively, the 26-year-old Sorokin figures to get at least one more outing this season and will look to add to his already career-best 25 victories this year.
Sorokin will patrol the crease during Saturday's road game versus the Sabres, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Sorokin was pretty sharp in his last start Tuesday against the Panthers, stopping 39 of 42 shots, but he ultimately came away with a loss due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. He'll try to get back in the win column in a road matchup with a surging Buffalo team that's won three straight games.
Sorokin made 30 saves in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Sabres. The second-year netminder saw the game get away from him in the second period as Buffalo scored three unanswered goals. Sorokin is stumbling toward the finish line on the season, allowing at least three goals in five of his last six starts and leaving him with a 2.38 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Ilya Sorokin has been phenomenal for the New York Islanders in 2021-2022. There have been few bright spots in this otherwise lost season but Sorokin's play is absolutely one of the few shining moments. With just six games left on the season, Sorokin is 25-16-8 with a .927 save percentage...
Sorokin made 39 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers. The 26-year-old was the main reason the Islanders had any chance of stealing a win in this one, but he was ultimately unable to stop the dynamic duo of Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau for Florida. Sorokin is 3-2-1 over his last six starts with a 2.49 GAA and .931 save percentage, and with New York eliminated from the playoffs, the team could continue treating the young netminder as a true No. 1 rather than having him split time in the crease with Semyon Varlamov (illness).
Sorokin was the first goalie to exit the ice at Tuesday's morning skate, Stefen Rosner of NYI Hockey Now reports, indicating he'll be between the pipes at home versus the Panthers. Sorokin will be making his fifth straight appearance in goal for the Isles, having posted a 2-2-0 record and...
After being officially bounced from the playoffs, the New York Islanders still have to finish off the regular season. They still have seven games left on the season. With all but one of them against a playoff-bound team. Today, the Islanders take on the Florida Panthers. Definitely, one of those...
Sorokin allowed three goals on 36 shots in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. The fourth goal was an empty-netter. Sorokin wasn't able to replicate his 44-save shutout from Friday versus the Canadiens, taking his second loss in his last five outings. The 26-year-old still put in a decent effort Sunday. He's at 25-16-7 with a 2.31 GAA and a .927 save percentage in 48 appearances. As long as Semyon Varlamov (illness) is out, Sorokin should continue to see the bulk of the starts. A tough matchup awaits Tuesday when the Islanders host the Panthers.
It’s been a tough day for the Islanders family with the news early today that Mike Bossy had passed away due to his fight with lung cancer. It’s already been a tough year on and off the ice, with the Islanders failing to fulfill the expectations set upon them for this season and the loss of now two Islanders legends and two members of the dynasty Isles’ famed top line.
Sorokin is on track to start Sunday's game against the Maple Leafs, according to Andrew Gross of Newsday. Sorokin manned the starter's net at Sunday's morning skate with top netminder Semyon Varlamov (illness) unavailable, and he was also the first goalie off the ice, which puts him on track to start a third game in a row Sunday.
Ilya Sorokin will start in goal for the New York Islanders on Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Semyon Varlamov was supposed to start Friday versus the Montreal Canadiens, but he will miss the contest due to a non-COVID-19-related illness. The Islanders have recalled Ken Appley from the ECHL to back up Sorokin.
The NHL's most underappreciated players in 2021-22, including Robert Thomas, Matthew Tkachuk, Ilya Sorokin
Calling an NHL player "underrated" has always been a bit ridiculous. The moment a player is called "underrated" is the moment when his value is acknowledged for not having been acknowledged. Players like Loui Eriksson and Nicklas Backstrom were called "the most underrated player in hockey" for several seasons. How many years must pass before they are, in fact, very much rated properly?
Sorokin posted a 44-save shutout in Friday's 3-0 win over the Canadiens. With Semyon Varlamov (illness) sidelined, Sorokin made starts in both halves of a back-to-back. He was the star of the show Friday, engaging Carey Price in a goalie duel in the latter's first game in nine months. The Islanders' offense broke through in the third period to earn Sorokin his 25th win in 47 appearances. This was also his 10th career shutout and his seventh doughnut of the year. Sorokin owns a 2.29 GAA and a .928 save percentage. The Islanders' next game is Sunday versus the Maple Leafs.