Russian goaltender “New York Islanders” Ilya Sorokin was recognized as the first star of the day in the NHL
Russian goaltender “New York Islanders” Ilya Sorokin was recognized as the first star of the day in the National Hockey League (NHL). This was reported on the official website of the organization.
In a meeting against the Edmonton Oilers, which took place on the night of Thursday, November 24, the Russian made a shutout, reflecting 49 shots. His team won 3-0. This is the second highest number of saves in a game to nil in Islanders history. The club’s record belongs to Canadian Glenn Hilley, who scored a shutout, reflecting 51 shots.
San Jose Sharks forward Timo Mayer was second on the list of the best players of the day, hitting the opponents’ goal three times in a match against the Seattle Cracken. The third star was Arizona Coyotes goaltender Karel Weimelka, who made a shutout against the Carolina Hurricanes.
On September 5, 27-year-old Sorokin took 5th place in the ranking of the best goalkeepers in the NHL. The first line was taken by the two-time Stanley Cup winner, the Russian goalkeeper of the Tampa Bay Lightning Andrey Vasilevsky. In second place is the Olympic champion in the Russian team, the goalkeeper of the New York Rangers Igor Shesterkin.