Islanders trounce Sharks to solidify playoff position

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jean-Gabriel Pajot had a goal and an assist, and Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 shots for his 25th win of the season as the New York Islanders beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Saturday night. bottom.

Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Plock and Zach Paris also scored for the Islanders. Pierre Engvall extended his scoring streak to four by assisting Plock’s goal.

Kevin Labank scored 12 goals for the season with the Sharks, while Kaapo Kakonen made 29 saves in his 17th loss of the season.

Rabank gave the Sharks a 7:31 lead before beating Sorokin in the first period with an excellent bar-down goal.

Pagoh recorded his 12th shorthanded tally of the season and tied with 3:52 left in the first. He beat San Jose defenseman Eric Carlson in front of the net and cut a forehand to beat Kakonen.

Palmieri brilliantly deflected Scott Mayfield’s shot from the point to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead at 2:18. Palmieri is the 12th time.

Jean-Gabriel Pagot, who had one goal and one assist, struck goalkeeper Capo Kakonen in the Islanders’ 4-1 win over the Sharks.

The Islanders took advantage of the fourth power play of the night when Plock took a one-timer after the puck cleared the board and beat Kakonen’s Heifer side at 5:24 in the middle. It was Pulock’s fourth.

Parrys deflected Alexander Romanov’s shot with 5:19 in the third. Parrys have scored 18 goals this season.

29-save Ilya Sorokin sprays water in his face during the 4-1 victory over the Sharks.
29-save Ilya Sorokin sprays water in his face during the 4-1 victory over the Sharks.
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Sharks goaltender James Reimer refused to attend the warm-up as San Jose hosted its annual Pride Night. Reimer and the Sharks have released a statement regarding the goalkeeper’s decision not to wear his jersey for Rainbow’s pride when he warms up.

“In this particular instance, I am choosing not to endorse anything that goes against my personal beliefs based on the Bible as the supreme authority in my life,” Rymer’s statement read.

The San Jose Sharks said they will continue to support the LGBTQIA+ community, but accept the right of all players to express their beliefs.

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