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SOROKIN RECORDS CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUTS:
Ilya Sorokin posted consecutive shutouts last week in a pair of 3-0 wins over Lokomotiv and Sibir. In his first start after the KHL All-Star Game, Sorokin made 31 saves against Lokomotiv on Jan. 23 and stopped all 19 shots he faced on Jan. 26 against Sibir. The Islanders' 2014 third-round pick (78th overall) has 56 career shutouts (regular season and playoffs combined).
This marks the second time this season Sorokin has posted consecutive shutouts, with the last coming on Sept. 13 and 19.
With the two-shutout week, Sorokin now has seven clean sheets on the season, the second-most among KHL goalies. Sorokin is third in the KHL with a 1.50 GAA and is fifth with a .936 SV%
COCKERILL BACK IN ACTION FOR BOSTON UNIVERSITY:
Logan Cockerill is back in action for Boston University Terriers after missing a majority of the season with an undisclosed injury.
Cockerill was initially hurt in BU's third game of the season on Oct. 19 and did not return to the lineup until Jan. 17 against Merrimack. Cockerill has played in four games since his return, notching an assist in a loss to Boston College on Jan. 18.
NEWKIRK POSTS THREE-POINT WEEK:
Reece Newkirk recorded three points (2G, 1A) in two games last week, extending his point streak to four games (4G, 2A). Newkirk's four-game point streak comes on the heels of his 17-game point streak, which lasted from Nov. 30 to Jan. 14, tied for the second-longest point streak in the WHL this season.
Newkirk, the Isles' 2019 fifth-round pick (147th overall), now has 23 goals on the season, which ties his career-high, set last season. Newkirk's 55 points are four shy of his career-high (59) also set last season.