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Ilya Sorokin’s Superb Performance Leads the New York Islanders to a 4-0 Shutout of the Philadelphia Flyers

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Scott Mayfield, Brock Nelson, and another player named Samuel Bolduc all scored goals in a game between the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders also had help from their goalie, Ilya Sorokin who prevented any of the Flyer’s shots from getting into their goal. Hudson Fasching scored one more goal for the Islanders to boost them to winning 4-0. This win keeps them ahead of Pittsburgh by one point and tied with Florida in the race for two wild card spots in the Eastern Conference.

“We’re playing every game like it is a championship because we are so motivated,” said Fasching. Bo Horvat, Noah Dobson and Simon Holmstrom each supported the team with two assists in their victory over the Flyers at UBS Arena. The New York team improved to 4-0 against the Flyers and have won seven consecutive games at home in a row against them. Unfortunately, the Flyers will not make playoffs this year – sadly, it’s been three consecutive seasons and four out of five years they couldn’t play in the playoffs.

The coach said the first period was good, but they couldn’t keep it going and had some errors. Mayfield got a goal at 14:19 in the first part when his shot sneaked by the Flyers goalkeeper, Carter Hart. Nelson then made it 2-0 with 7:50 left in the second period by shooting 34th goal into the net after getting a pass from Dobson. Also, Nelson was great in Thursday’s game too – he had one goal and two assists in their 6-1 win over Tampa Bay.

Bolduc scored his second goal of the season with help from Horvat and Holmstrom who both had their first ever multiple points game. Holmstrom was drafted by the Islanders in 2019.

At the start of the third period, Sandstrom replaced Hart and allowed Fasching to score his eighth goal assisted by Pageau and Dobson.

The Islanders won their 16th game against teams in the same division as them, with help from goalie Ilya Sorokin who shut out the opponent – his 6th shutout this season and 16th of his career.

Ilya is 27-years-old and is the first Islanders goalie to play in 60 games since Rick DiPietro did so over three seasons from 2005-2008.

He said that it was easier to just stay calm and do normal things when playing rather than thinking too much about it.

The Panthers and Islanders have the same points—91 each—because Florida beat Washington 4-2 on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Penguins got 90 points after they won against Detroit 5-1 that day.

All three teams still have two games left to play. The Islanders need to go to Washington on Monday and will end the week by playing Montreal at home on Wednesday.

“If we do our jobs right, everything should be okay,” said Isles’ coach Lane Lambert. “We know what we must do.”

The Buffalo team is still contending for a spot in the playoffs with 85 points and four games left. The Islanders have had good results against the Flyers so far in this season, having won one game 5-2 against them and losing another 3-1 but managing to turn it around with a 2-1 win. This last victory was especially special because it was Bo Horvat’s debut as an Islander, providing 15 points including 7 goals during his 28 appearances. All in all, the Islanders are doing great!

The Islanders have been doing really well in their past 30 games, having an amazing record of 18 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws. At home too, they’ve won 12 times, lost 4 times and had 0 draws during their last 16 games.

Zach Parise, who is a forward for the Islanders has played every single game since joining the team in October 2021 – that’s 162 games in a row! And he’s been doing great this season with 21 goals and 33 points overall. This is his 18th season playing for the NHL.

Michael Dowling, the President and CEO of Northwell Health, recently earned a special award called the Charles B. Wang Community Service Award. This award was created in memory of Charles B. Wang, who was well-known for helping others in need. To show support and appreciation for Michael Dowling’s kind acts, the Islanders Children’s Foundation and the Charles B. Wang Foundation each decided to donate $50,000 to Northwell Health!

Due to injuries, Mathew Barzal was not able to play for the Islanders and Josh Bailey, Ross Johnston, Alexander Romanov, and Parker Wotherspoon were unable to join as well. With these scratches, Bailey is four games away from being tied with Hall of Fame Defenseman Denis Potvin’s 1,060th game. On the Flyers’ side, Kieffer Bellows and Tony DeAngelo didn’t get to play either. The Flyers will next host against the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

The Washington Capitals have invited the Islanders to visit them on Monday. The NHL news can be found on AP website and Twitter account.

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