Islanders, Ilya Sorokin blank winless Coyotes

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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brock Nelson had a extremity and an assist, Ilya Sorokin stopped 26 shots and the New York Islanders kept the Arizona Coyotes winless with a 3-0 triumph Saturday night.

The Islanders got disconnected to dilatory starts successful the archetypal 2 periods, but Sorokin made immoderate pugnacious saves for his 4th shutout successful 27 vocation games. Cal Clutterbuck and Anthony Beauvillier besides scored for the Islanders, who person 5 points successful 3 games aft 2 opening losses.

“They didn’t springiness america overmuch truly successful the game, but we were capable to capitalize connected immoderate chances and Ilya made a mates of cardinal saves,” Islanders manager Barry Trotz said.

Arizona played possibly its champion crippled of the play and inactive came distant with a loss.

The Coyotes constricted shots connected defense, controlled the puck for agelong stretches of the opening 2 periods and created plentifulness of bully scoring chances. They conscionable couldn’t get thing to spell into the net, whether it was due to the fact that of Sorokin oregon a atrocious bounce.

Karel Vejmelka had 21 saves for Arizona, which has 1 constituent (0-4-1) successful 5 games this season.

Ilya Sorokin makes 1  of his 26 saves during the Islanders' 3-0 triumph   implicit    the Coyotes.Ilya Sorokin makes 1 of his 26 saves during the Islanders’ 3-0 triumph implicit the Coyotes.AP

“It’s 1 of those nights wherever we deserved thing to amusement for it,” Coyotes first-year manager Andre Tourigny said. “I judge it volition equilibrium retired by the extremity of the season, but I’m arrogant of the effort, arrogant of the focus.”

The Islanders arrived successful the godforsaken for crippled 5 of their season-opening 13-game roadworthy travel portion operation of their caller arena is being completed.

The Islanders missed an accidental for a 2nd consecutive triumph connected Thursday, failing to person erstwhile a Columbus subordinate mislaid his instrumentality earlier giving up the overtime victor to Patrik Laine.

The Islanders are inactive up of the Coyotes’ pace. Arizona has struggled mightily defensively with a rebuilt roster, allowing astatine slightest 5 goals 3 times portion being outscored 22-8 done the archetypal 4 games.

The Coyotes dominated early, holding New York with a changeable connected extremity the opening 8 1/2 minutes. Sorokin made immoderate pugnacious saves successful his 5th consecutive commencement — the champion connected Liam O’Brien from conscionable extracurricular the crease — and Clutterbuck scored precocious successful the archetypal play by keeping it connected a 2-on-1, past beating Vejmelka to the mitt side.

The 2nd play had a akin feel.

The Coyotes constricted the Islanders’ shots early, Sorokin made immoderate pugnacious saves and the Islanders scored late. Nelson got it connected a powerfulness play erstwhile a changeable by Josh Bailey from betwixt the circles caromed disconnected him past Vejmelka.

Beauvillier made it 3-0 midway done the 3rd period, utilizing a deke to get Vejmelka retired of presumption connected a mini breakaway.

“We had chances, were beardown connected the puck, we created escaped pucks and we did the close thing,” Beauvillier said. “We had chances and it was a large triumph for us.”


The Islanders’ Zdeno Chara played successful his 1,613th vocation game, passing Ray Borque for 4th connected the NHL’s all-time games played database by a defenseman.