Josh Bailey scored erstwhile and added an assist, portion goaltender Ilya Sorokin collected his 2nd consecutive shutout arsenic the visiting Islanders claimed a 2-0 triumph implicit the slumping Vegas Golden Knights connected Sunday.
Mathew Barzal besides scored for the Islanders, who person won 2 straight. Sorokin made 42 saves to gain his 5th vocation shutout. He is the archetypal goalie successful franchise past to grounds shutouts connected back-to-back nights, with some coming connected the road.
Goalie Robin Lehner stopped 24 shots for the Golden Knights, who person mislaid 4 consecutive — each successful regularisation — aft a season-opening victory.
The hosts had each the momentum astatine the driblet of the puck, but the Islanders scored connected their archetypal chance. Bailey deposited the rebound 136 seconds into the matter for his archetypal extremity of the play aft Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s accidental was stopped.
With Sorokin holding the fort, particularly successful a 2nd play successful which the Golden Knights outshot the Islanders by a 14-4 count, Barzal added much-needed security astatine 7:33 of the 3rd period. Bailey chipped a puck to Barzal conscionable wrong the blueline, and the winger zipped to the bottommost of the close ellipse earlier wiring a far-side changeable for his 3rd extremity of the season.
Bailey’s points, which springiness him 515 for his career, moves him past Bobby Nystrom into 10th spot connected the Islanders’ all-time list.
From there, the absorption was to assistance Sorokin grounds the shutout, a well-deserved accomplishment that required a mates of noteworthy saves against Keegan Kolesar and different facing Chandler Stephenson successful the mediate frame.
Vegas has been struggling successful portion owed to a question of injuries that presently has them without cardinal forwards Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty and Alex Tuch, arsenic good arsenic defenseman Alec Martinez. They besides were without guardant Nolan Patrick.
The interaction has been particularly noticeable connected their powerfulness play, which has failed to people yet this season, blanked connected 11 chances.