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NEWKIRK HAS FOUR-POINT GAME:
Reece Newkirk posted a four-point (2G, 2A) outing for the Portland Winterhawks on Oct. 23 as they defeated the Prince Albert Raiders 4-3. Newkirk opened up scoring with a power-play goal and sealed the victory with an empty netter. The four-point outburst was Newkirk's second this season. Through 12 games this season, the Isles' 2019 fifth-round (147th overall) pick has 15 points (3G, 12A).
PASTUJOV SCORES VS WESTERN MICHIGAN:
In the NCAA, Nick Pastujov has three points (2G, 1A) through six games played in his senior year at the University of Michigan. Pastujov, who was selected by the Islanders in the seventh round (193rd overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft, scored a power-play goal to help Michigan blank Western Michigan 4-0 on Oct. 25. Michigan is 3-2-1 to start the season. The Wolverines open up BIG Ten conference play against Ohio State on Nov. 1.
PIVONKA HAS THREE-POINT WEEK:
Jake Pivonka recorded three points (1G, 2A) in two wins over Lake Superior State over the weekend. Pivonka dished an assist in Friday's 5-2 win and recorded two points (1G, 1A) in a 6-4 win over Saturday. The Isles' 2018 fourth-round pick (103rd overall) is now riding a three-game point streak (2G, 2A), which accounts for all his scoring early this season.
SOROKIN CONTINUES TO STAY TOP KHL:
Over in the KHL, Ilya Sorokin and CSKA Moscow continue to dominate the league. CSKA is atop the KHL leaderboard with a 15-3-1-3 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record. Sorokin has played in 13 games and posted a record of 9-2-2.
The Isles' 2014 third rounder (78th overall) has registered the fourth-highest save percentage in the KHL (.945) and the third-lowest goals against average (1.28). Sorokin is tied with four other netminders for most shutouts across the league with three.