Ilya Sorokin recorded his seventh shutout of the season on Friday, stopping all 19 shots in CSKA's 6-0 win over Traktor. Sorokin, the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall), is tied for third in the KHL in shutouts, one behind (CSKA teammate) Lars Johansson and Igor Shestyorkin.
Sorokin has seven shutouts in 31 games this season, which currently ranks third on his personal list of single-season shutouts. The 23-year-old recorded a career-high 10 shutouts in 2015-16 and eight in 20
SOROKIN POSTS EIGHTH SHUTOUT:
Ilya Sorokin recorded his eighth shutout of the season last week, making 27 saves in a 3-0 win over Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Jan. 15. The shutout was Sorokin's second consecutive clean sheet after recording a 19-save shutout against Traktor on Jan. 11. Overall, CSKA Moscow have recorded four consecutive shutouts between Sorokin and Lars Johansson.
Sorokin, the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick, improved to 23-5-3 this season with a 1.17 goals-again
Lehner and Griess are signed through next year, but Lehner's contract ends after the 19-20 season, so that provides an excellent opportunity for Sorokin to start the year in the AHL next year and getting some ice-time in the NHL as per injury needs. I think that this is an ideal situation for luring Sorokin to coming over next season especially if his KHL contract is over at the end of this season.
SOROKIN RECORDS 10TH SHUTOUT, SETS CAREER-HIGH IN WINS:
Ilya Sorokin recorded his career-high tying 10th shutout of the season on Monday (Feb. 4), as well as a new career-high in wins (26). Sorokin made 16 saves on Monday in CSKA Moscow's 3-0 win over Dinamo Minsk. The shutout was Sorokin's second straight after stopping all 12 shots in CSKA's 4-0 win over Severstal.
Sorokin's 10 shutouts matched his previous high set during the 2015-16 season and are tied for the KHL lead with Lokomot