Islanders trounce Sharks to solidify playoff place

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a objective and an help, Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 photographs for his twenty fifth win of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 Saturday night time.

Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Pulock, and Zach Parise additionally scored for the Islanders. Pierre Engvall prolonged his level streak to 4 video games with an help on Pulock’s objective.

Kevin Labanc scored his twelfth objective of the season for the Sharks and Kaapo Kahkonen made 29 saves in his seventeenth lack of the season.

Labanc gave the Sharks the lead 7:31 into the primary interval beating Sorokin over the blocker for a pleasant bar-down objective.

Pageau received his twelfth of the season with a short-handed tally to tie it with 3:52 left within the first. He beat San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson to the entrance of the web and reduce to his forehand to beat Kahkonen.

Palmieri gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead at 2:18 of the second with a pleasant deflection of Scott Mayfield’s shot from the purpose. It was Palmieri’s twelfth.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau, who had a objective and an help, takes a shot on goalie Kaapo Kahkonen in the course of the Islanders’ 4-1 win over the Sharks.
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The Islanders capitalized on their fourth energy play of the night time when Pulock took a one-timer after the puck got here off the boards and beat the Kahkonen excessive far aspect at 5:24 of the center interval. It was Pulock’s fourth.

Parise deflected Alexander Romanov’s shot at 5:19 of the third. Parise now has 18 objectives this season.

Ilya Sorokin, who made 29 saves, sprays water on his face during the Islanders' 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Ilya Sorokin, who made 29 saves, sprays water on his face in the course of the Islanders’ 4-1 win over the Sharks.
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Sharks goalie James Reimer declined to take part in warm-ups as San Jose hosted its annual pleasure night time. Reimer and the Sharks launched statements relating to the goalie’s determination to not put on the rainbow pleasure warm-up jersey.

“On this particular occasion, I’m selecting to not endorse one thing that’s counter to my private convictions, that are based mostly on The Bible, the best authority in my life,” Reimer’s assertion learn.

The San Jose Sharks said that they’ll proceed to assist the LGBTQIA+ group however accepts the precise for each participant to specific their beliefs.

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