SOROKIN WINS KHL TITLE, NAMED PLAYOFF MVP
Ilya Sorokin won the Gagarin Cup - the KHL championship - on Friday, as CSKA Moscow swept Avangard four games to none. Sorokin was also named the KHL playoff MVP in the process.
Sorokin had a marvelous playoffs, going 16-4-0 with a 1.20 GAA, a .956 SV% and five shutouts for CSKA. The Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall) recorded a pair of shutouts in the Gagarin Cup Final, the first goalie in KHL history to do so.
The Gagarin Cup and MVP honors cap another stellar season for Sorokin, who went 28-6-4 during the regular season with a 1.19 GAA, a .947 SV% and a career-high 11 shutouts.
Sorokin has one more year left on his deal with CSKA.
DOBSON NAMED QMJHL FIRST-TEAM ALL-STAR:
Noah Dobson was named a QMJHL First-Team All-Star on Wednesday. Dobson recorded 52 points (15G, 37A) in 56 games with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. This is the second straight season Dobson was named as a First-Team All-Star.
In postseason action, Dobson and the Huskies lead the Rimouski Oceanic 2-0 in the third round of the QMJHL playoffs. Dobson, the Isles' 2018 first-round pick, has three points (1G, 2A) in the first two games of the series, a 5-1 win on Friday and a 4-3 win on Saturday.
Dobson has 18 points (4G, 14A) in 12 playoff games, leading all Q defensemen.
DURANDEAU, HALIFAX TIED 1-1:
Arnaud Durandeau and the Halifax Mooseheads are tied 1-1 with the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the third round of the QMJHL playoffs.
Durandeau scored the double-OT winner on Saturday, as the Mooseheads beat the Voltiguers 5-4 to notch their series at one game apiece.
Durandeau, the Isles' 2016 sixth-round pick (165th overall) recorded two points in the win, upping his playoff totals to 10 points (5G, 5A) in 13 games.
WILDE, JENKINS LEAD GUELPH 2-0:
Bode Wilde, Blade Jenkins and the Saginaw Spirit lead the Guelph Storm 2-0 in the third round of the OHL playoffs.
Jenkins scored his fifth goal of the playoffs in Saginaw's 7-2 win in Game 1, while Wilde scored his seventh goal of the postseason in a 4-3 OT win in Game 2.
Wilde, the Isles' 2018 second-round pick (41st overall), has nine points (7G, 2A) in 12 playoff games, while Jenkins, the Isles' 2018 fifth-rounder (134th overall) has eight points (5G, 3A) in 12 games.