Russian Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin sets two new NHL records
Russian New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin set two new records in the National Hockey League (NHL). This is reported by the official website of the organization.
In the game against the Detroit Red Wings, the Russian made a shutout for the fourth time in the 2022/2023 season, reflecting 23 shots. Thus, he came out on top in terms of the percentage of matches without conceded goals from the total number of meetings in the season (12.8). No one has been able to achieve such high numbers since 1943, when these statistics began to be kept in the league.
In addition, Sorokin came out on top in NHL history in total percentage of shots saved (93). Among the goalkeepers who have played in 50 or more matches, he has the highest rate.
On September 5, 27-year-old Sorokin ranked fifth in the NHL’s top goaltenders list. On the first line is the two-time Stanley Cup winner, the Russian goalkeeper of the Tampa Bay Lightning Andrey Vasilevsky. In second place was Olympic champion Igor Shesterkin, who is defending the gates of the New York Rangers.
Sorokin signed with the Islanders in 2021. As part of the Russian national team, he became the 2018 Olympic champion.
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