March 25, 2023 8:45 am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a target and an help, Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 shots for his 25th win of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the San Jose Sharks four-1 Saturday evening.

Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Pulock, and Zach Parise also scored for the Islanders. Pierre Engvall extended his point streak to 4 games with an help on Pulock’s target.

Kevin Labanc scored his 12th target of the season for the Sharks and Kaapo Kahkonen produced 29 saves in his 17th loss of the season.

Labanc gave the Sharks the lead 7:31 into the initial period beating Sorokin more than the blocker for a good bar-down target.

Pageau got his 12th of the season with a brief-handed tally to tie it with three:52 left in the initial. He beat San Jose defenseman Erik Karlsson to the front of the net and reduce to his forehand to beat Kahkonen.

Palmieri gave the Islanders a two-1 lead at two:18 of the second with a good deflection of Scott Mayfield’s shot from the point. It was Palmieri’s 12th.

The Islanders capitalized on their fourth energy play of the evening when Pulock took a one particular-timer following the puck came off the boards and beat the Kahkonen higher far side at five:24 of the middle period. It was Pulock’s fourth.

Parise deflected Alexander Romanov’s shot at five:19 of the third. Parise now has 18 targets this season.


Sharks goalie James Reimer declined to participate in warm-ups as San Jose hosted its annual pride evening. Reimer and the Sharks released statements concerning the goalie’s selection not to put on the rainbow pride warm-up jersey.

“In this particular instance, I am deciding upon not to endorse one thing that is counter to my individual convictions, which are primarily based on The Bible, the highest authority in my life,” Reimer’s statement study.

The San Jose Sharks stated that they will continue to assistance the LGBTQIA+ neighborhood but accepts the proper for every single player to express their beliefs.

UP Subsequent:

Islanders: Host Toronto on Tuesday evening.

Sharks: At Edmonton on Monday evening.


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