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Islanders Prospect Report: March 9, 2020

Felix Bibeau stays hot, while Ilya Sorokin sets a new record for playoff shutouts

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

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BIBEAU EXTENDS POINT STREAK TO NINE GAMES

Felix Bibeau extended his point streak to nine games as posted a three-point (1G, 2A) week.

The Islanders' 2019 sixth rounder (178th overall) scored his 29th goal of the season, and 12th goal with Chicoutimi, to earn first star of the game honors in the Sagueneens' 4-1 win over Rimouski on March 7. During the nine-game point streak, Bibeau has compiled 12 points (6G, 6A). 

Through 62 games this season between Quebec and Chicoutimi, Bibeau has 69 points (29G, 40A). Through 31 games with Chicoutimi, the center has 34 points (12G, 22A). 

Bibeau and the Sagueneens are ranked third overall in the QMJHL with 94 points and a record of 44-12-6 and have already punched their ticket to playoffs as well as the East Division. Six games remain before the 2020 Q Playoffs begin. 


SOROKIN POSTS SECOND SHUTOUT, CSKA ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND

Ilya Sorokin and CSKA Moscow swept the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (4-0) in the first round of the 2020 Gagarin Cup Playoffs. Sorokin recorded his second shutout in the postseason, which comes after recording nine shutouts during the 2019-20 regular season. With the clean sheet, Sorokin became the KHL's all-time record holder for playoff shutouts with a career total of 16. 

Tweet from @khl_eng: Ilya Sorokin got bored of recording shutouts. #GagarinCup pic.twitter.com/7D07xYg5eW

Sorokin also recorded his second assist of the season in CSKA's 3-0 victory on March 4. In the KHL playoffs, Sorokin has a 0.73 goals against average and a save percentage of .966.


COSKEY, JENKINS, WILDE STAND OUT FOR SAGINAW

Islanders prospects Cole Coskey, Blade Jenkins and Bode Wilde have all stood out with the Saginaw Spirit, who have won seven straight games.

Coskey scored three goals in as many games last week and extended his point streak to seven games. Coskey had a goal and an assist in Saginaw's 6-2 rout over Mississauga on March 5. Coskey added his 10th power-play goal of the season as the Spirit topped Hamilton in an 8-6 barn-burner on March 7. On March 8, the Isles' 2019 seventh rounder (209th overall) earned third star of the game honors as he scored on the power play and had an assist in Saginaw's 4-3 win over Erie. 

Tweet from @SpiritHockey: .@ColePerfetti91 to @coskey_cole for the 🚨! Sound familiar? #SAGvsER #SoarWithUs #Isles #2020NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/X72gBSRPPW

Through 62 games this season, Coskey is ranked second among the Spirit in scoring with 80 points (34G, 46A) and is tied for the most power-play goals (11). Coskey's 34 tallies are career-high

Jenkins' point streak ended at nine games last week. During that stretch, the Isles' 2018 fifth rounder (134th overall) compiled 15 points (7G, 8A). Jenkins earned first star of the game honors with his three-point outing in Saginaw's 6-2 win over Mississauga on March 5. Jenkins scored his third power-play goal of the season and dished out two helpers. 

Tweet from @SpiritHockey: .@JenkinsBlade's 2nd of the game on a BEAUTY pass from Buzzy! @dbuzzy14 #SAGvsMISS #SoarWithUs #Isles pic.twitter.com/HlWF0V05Be

Through 47 games this season, Jenkins has 40 points (16G, 24A). 

Wilde received first star of the game honors as he scored twice, including the game-winning goal during Saginaw's 8-6 win over Hamilton on March 7. The Isles' 2018 second rounder (41st overall) has 11 points (4G, 7A) through 11 games this season. 

Tweet from @OHLHockey: FINAL: @SpiritHockey (8) at @BulldogsOHL (6)@NYIslanders prospect @bodewilde15 scored twice including the game-winner on a high-scoring afternoon.🎥🗒���: https://t.co/Dkd1G5dLhy pic.twitter.com/FHdJRIKyar

Coskey, Jenkins and Wilde and Saginaw are ranked third overall in the OHL with 87 points and a record of 41-16-5. Saginaw already punched its postseason ticket and has six games remaining in the season. 


PASTUJOV POTS NINTH PPG OF THE SEASON

Nick Pastujov scored his ninth goal of the season in Michigan's series sweep over in-state rivals Michigan State over the weekend. Michigan bested Michigan State 3-0 in both meetings. Pastujov scored his sixth power play goal of the season on March 6 and added an assist on March 7. 

Tweet from @umichhockey: The Michigan power-play converts in NO TIME as Nick Pastujov buries a Jimmy Lambert face-off win#GoBlue������ pic.twitter.com/8B60Ki5O8e

Through 36 games during his senior season, Pastujov has 18 points (9G, 9A). 

Pastujov and Michigan are tied with Ohio State and Minnesota for second in the BIG Ten conference with 38 points and a record of 11-10-3. Pastujov and Michigan are ranked 14th overall in the NCAA with a record of 18-14-4. 


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