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Jean-Gabriel Pageau two early objectives assist Islanders beat Oilers


NEW YORK — Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice early within the second interval and Ilya Sorokin made a career-high 49 saves because the New York Islanders beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Wednesday night time.

Defenseman Sebastian Aho additionally scored for the Islanders, who’ve gained two consecutive video games and 4 of six. New York additionally improved to 12-1-2 in its final 15 dwelling video games towards the Oilers.

After a scoreless first interval, Pageau scored shorthanded at 4:33 towards Oilers netminder Jack Campbell whereas Anthony Beauvilier was serving a slashing penalty. Zach Parise and Adam Pelech assisted.

Pageau scored once more at 6:39, this time on an influence play. The aim was Pageau’s fifth of the season and was assisted by Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee. The help prolonged Barzal’s level streak to 6 video games. Barzal leads the Islanders with 21 assists and 23 factors total.

Aho made it 3-0 at 16:56 of the second along with his second aim of the season, with assists to Oliver Wahlstrom and Casey Cizikas.

Sorokin made 9 saves within the first, 17 within the second and 23 extra within the third for his second shutout this season and the twelfth of his profession.

The Islanders denied three Edmonton power-play possibilities within the third because the 27-year-old Sorokin improved to 9-5-0 this season.

The Islanders had been coming off a 2-1 additional time win at Toronto on Monday. The Oilers misplaced their earlier recreation, 5-2 at New Jersey on Monday.

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The Islanders outshot the Oilers 12-9 within the first, although Edmonton didn’t file a shot on aim till 13 minutes into the interval. Sorokin’s finest save was a stunning proper pad cease on Zach Hyman on the 16:58 mark to maintain the sport scoreless.

Sorokin additionally denied Hyman from in shut early within the third and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a snazzy glove cease with slightly below eight minutes remaining.

Campbell made 27 saves in defeat.

The Islanders are 13-2-0 this season once they rating at the least three objectives.

NOTES: The Islanders, who improved to 13-6-0, didn’t attain 13 wins final season till Jan. 18. … Islanders ahead Simon Holmstrom made his NHL debut after Kyle Palmieri was a late scratch with an upper-body damage. Holmstrom, a first-round draft decide in 2019, was recalled from Bridgeport and skated on a line with Barzal and Wahlstrom. … New York additionally scratched defenseman Robin Salo and ahead Ross Johnston. … The Oilers scratched defenseman Ryan Murray and forwards Devin Shore and Kailer Yamamoto. … The groups meet once more Jan. 5 in Edmonton. … Islanders defensemen have scored an NHL-leading 17 objectives.

Oilers: Go to the Rangers on Saturday afternoon to finish a three-game journey to the New York space.

Islanders: On the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.

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