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Islanders Prospect Report: January 20, 2020

Reece Newkirk's point streak ends at 17 games, ties longest streak in WHL this season

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

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NEWKIRK'S POINT STREAK ENDS AT 17 GAMES: 

Reece Newkirk's career-long point streak ended at 17 games on Friday, as the Portland Winterhawks center was held off the scoresheet for the first time since Nov. 29. 

It was a remarkable run for the Isles 2019 fifth-round pick (147th overall), who recorded 23 points (13G, 10A) during his 17-game run from Nov. 29 to Jan. 14. Newkirk's 17-game heater tied Eli Zummack for the longest point streak in the Western Hockey League this season.  

While Newkirk was held off the scoresheet on Friday, he was back in a big way over the weekend, recording four points (2G, 2A) in a pair of wins over the Kelowna Rockets. Newkirk had three points (1G, 2A) in a 7-0 win on Saturday - his fifth, three-point game this season - and notched a goal in a 3-2 win on Sunday. 

To date, Newkirk has 53 points (21G, 32A) in 42 games, one point back of the Winterhawks scoring lead. Newkirk is close to setting new career-highs, as he's two goals, four assists and six points (23G, 36A, 59P) shy of his previous highs, all set last season. 


BIBEAU HAS THREE-POINT WEEK: 

Felix Bibeau recorded three points (1G, 2A) in two games last week, as Chicoutimi skated to a pair of wins over Shawinigan and Baie-Comeau. 

Bibeau had a pair of assists in a 7-4 win over Shawinigan on Friday, marking his 13th multi-point game of the season. The Isles' 2019 sixth-round pick (178th overall) potted his 20th goal of the season in Sunday's 6-3 victory over Baie-Comeau. 

Bibeau is scoring a point-per-game since being acquired by Chicoutimi, with 12 points (3G, 9A) in 12 games since joining his new club. 


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PASTUJOV WITH TWO-POINT GAME: 

Nick Pastujov picked up two points (1G, 1A) in Michigan's 6-0 win over Penn State on Friday. The two-point night marked Pastujov's first multi-point game of the season. The Isles' 2016 seventh-round pick (193rd overall) has 12 points (6G, 6A) in 24 games in his senior year. 


GOLYSHEV SCORES GAME-WINNER: 

Anatoly Golyshev scored a shorthanded game-winner on Thursday, as Avtomobilist beat Salavat Yulaev 4-2 in KHL action. Golyshev has five points (3G, 2A) in his last five games. Overall, Golyshev has 20 points (9G, 11A) in 32 games this season, with a pair of game-winners.


SOROKIN PLAYS IN KHL ALL-STAR GAME: 

Ilya Sorokin played in the KHL All-Star Game on Sunday, appearing in one game for Tarasov, as they fell 7-6 in a shootout to Bobrov. Sorokin is 20-8-3 with a 1.59 GAA, a .931 SV% and five shutouts. Sorokin has won 20 games in four straight seasons for CSKA Moscow. Moscow clinched a playoff berth - the first KHL team to do so - with a win on Jan. 14.


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