Sorokin makes career-high 49 saves as Islanders shut out Oilers
Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice early in the second period and Ilya Sorokin made a career-high 49 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Defender Sebastian Aho also scored for the Islanders, who have won two in a row and four in six. New York also improved to 12-1-2 in its last 15 home games against the Oilers.
Pageau scored again at 6:39, this time on the power play. The goal was Pageau’s fifth of the season and was assisted by Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee. The assist extended Barzal’s points streak to six games. Barzal leads the Islanders with 21 assists and 23 total points.
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Aho made it 3-0 at 16:56 of the second with his second goal of the season, with assists for Oliver Wahlstrom and Casey Cizikas.
Sorokin made nine saves at first, 17 at second and 23 more at third for his second shutout this season and 12th of his career.
The Islanders turned down three power play opportunities from Edmonton in the third period as the 27-year-old Sorokin improved to 9-5-0 on the season.
The Islanders were coming off a 2-1 overtime victory in Toronto on Monday. The Oilers lost their previous game, 5-2 at New Jersey on Monday.
Sorokin also denied Hyman from close range early in the third and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a sleek glove save with just under eight minutes to go.
Campbell made 27 saves in the loss.
The Islanders are 13-2-0 this season as they score at least three goals.
Visit the Rangers on Saturday afternoon to complete a three-game trip to the New York area.