Sorokin, Islanders beat Vegas 2-0 for 2nd straight shutout

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Ilya Sorokin made 42 saves, Josh Bailey and Matthew Barzal scored and the New York Islanders beat the Vegas Golden Knights 2-0 Sunday night.
The Islanders recorded consecutive road shutouts after blanking Arizona 3-0 on Saturday. The Islanders improved to 22-4-4 on the back end of back-to-back games under coach Barry Trotz, who took over in 2018.

Sorokin, who has started all six games for the Islanders, improved to 3-2-1. It was the first time Sorokin ever started in net on back-to-back games.

"In typical (Sorokin) fashion, I thought he was really dialed in," Trotz said.

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New York has played its first six games on the road, part of a season-opening 13-game road trip while the team awaits the opening of its new home, UBS Arena.

"People forget we had six preseason games on the road, we've been grinding through that," Trotz said. "A long road trip, which we got off to a tough start and we've had to piece it together. It's hard getting the wheels turning sometimes. You gotta get through the grind."

And while the Islanders are grinding through a brutal stretch of road games, the Golden Knights are battling the injury bug. Ten players have missed at least one game through Vegas' first five games, including its top-line forwards Mark Stone and Max…
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