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Islanders Prospect Report

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders


SOROKIN ADVANCES IN KHL PLAYOFFS

Ilya Sorokin and CSKA Moscow have advanced to the second round of the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs. 

Sorokin was spectacular as CSKA swept Slovan 4-0 to advance to the second round. The Islanders’ prospect went 4-0 with a .099 goals-against average, a .959 save percentage and a shutout in the four-game sweep. 

CSKA is awaiting the result of the Jokerit-Torpedo series for their next opponent. If Torpedo – who is currently up 3-1 – wins, they will play CSKA in the second round. If Jokerit wins, Sorokin and CSKA will play Mikko Koskinen and SKA Saint Petersburg. 

BARZAL HAS SEVEN-POINT WEEK

Mathew Barzal had himself a February and finished strong, scoring seven points (4G, 3A) in four games last week. 

The seven-point week extended Barzal’s season-high point streak to 10 games and helped the Seattle Thunderbirds go 4-0. 

Barzal assisted on the winning goal in a 5-3 win over the Vancouver Giants on Tuesday and on the game-winner in a 4-2 win over the Tri-City Americans on Friday. Barzal added the insurance marker in the 4-2 win, kicking off a three-game goal streak for the Coquitlam, BC native. Barzal scored both goals in Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Everett Silvertips and scored the game-winner (plus an assist) in a 4-3 win over the Kamloops Blazers on Sunday. 

Barzal is having a career-year for Seattle, with 77 points (22G, 55A) in 50 games this season and is tied for 10th in WHL scoring. 

SOUND TIGERS HOLDING ONTO EIGHTH SEED

Bridgeport: 29-22-3-2, (63 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 8th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers went 1-2 last week, splitting a home-and-home series with the Providence Bruins before falling to the Albany Devils on Sunday night. 

The Sound Tigers got off to a rough start, losing 6-1 to the Bruins on Friday night in Providence, but rebounded the next night for a 3-1 win in Bridgeport. Carter Verhaeghe scored two goals and Stephon Williams made 28 saves in the win. 

Bridgeport ended the three-in-three weekend with a 4-1 loss to the Albany Devils. The Sound Tigers are holding onto the eighth and final playoff seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference with 63 points, five ahead of the Hartford Wolf Pack. 

Click here for the latest Sound Tigers news, stats and schedule.

MAVERICKS GO 3-1, PAD ECHL LEAD

Missouri: 44-7-3-1, (85 points), 1st in Central Division, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in the ECHL

The Missouri Mavericks continue to be the class of the ECHL, going 3-1 last week, improving their record to 11-4 in February. 

The Mavericks beat the Indy Fuel 5-3 on Tuesday, topped the Fort Wayne Komets 4-3 on Wednesday, lost the rematch with Fort Wayne 4-3 on Friday and rebounded with a 3-0 win over the Rapid City Rush on Sunday. 

Missouri is 44-7-3-1 this season, with a league-leading 92 points. The Mavericks lead the league in goals for (191) and have allowed the fewest goals (118). It’s not even close, as the second-best team in the league trails Missouri by 17 points in the standings. 

Click here for the latest Mavericks news, stats and schedule.

Prospect Stats

CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P W2W PTS PIM
Barzal, Mathew F 5'11 200 5/26/97 (Coquitlam, BC) Seattle (WHL) 50 22 55 77 +7 50
Beauvillier, Anthony F 5'11 170 6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) Shawinigan, (QMJHL) 40 31 32 63 +3 53
Dal Colle, Michael
F 6'3 184 6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON)
Oshawa (OHL)
30 8 17 25 10


Kingston (OHL)
22 22 22 44 +3 12
Ho-Sang, Joshua
F 6'0 166 1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) Niagara (OHL) 56 17 52 69 +5 38
Vande Sompel, Mitchell D 5'10 180 2/11/97 (London, ON) Oshawa (OHL) 6 25 31 +3 28
Wotherspoon, Parker D 6'1 170 8/24/97 (Surrey, BC) Tri-City (WHL) 61 10 43 53 +3 78
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P W2W PTS PIM
Bischoff, Jake D 6'0 185 7/25/94 (Cambridge, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 31 5 9 14 0 14
Cammarata, Taylor F 5'7 154 2/27/95 (Minneapolis, MN) Minnesota (Big-10) 31 4 11 15 +1 6
Schempp, Kyle F 6'0 179 1/13/94 (Saginaw, MI)
Ferris State (WCHA) 33 7 13 20 +1 22
Somerby, Doyle D 6'5 223 7/4/94 (Marblehead, MA) Boston U (H-East) 34 5 8 13 0 26
Toews, Devon D 6'1 181
2/21/94 (Abbotsford, BC) Quinnipiac U 31 7 19 26 +2 16
EUROPE
PLAYER POS. HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP G A P W2W PTS PIM
Crus Rydberg, Viktor
RW 5'11 203 3/21/95 (Vakjo, SWE) HC Vita Hasten (SWE) 45 8 4 12 +1 14
Hansson, Petter
RW 6'1 187 5/16/96 (Gislaved, SWE) Linkoping HC (SWE) 6 0 0 0 0 0

GOALTENDERS
GOALTENDER HT. WT. BORN (BIRTHPLACE) 2015-16 TEAM GP W L OT SO GAA SV%
Koskinen, Mikko 6'7 203 7/18/88 (Vantaa, FIN) St. Petersburg SKA (KHL) 39 20 16 0 3 2.39 .917
KHL Playoffs 4 3 1 0 2 1.18 .962
McAdam, Eamon 6'2 199 9/24/94 (Doylestown, PA) Penn State (Big-10) 16 10 4 0 1 2.52 .925
Soderstrom, Linus
6'5 196 8/23/96 (Stockholm, SWE)
HC Vita Hasten (SWE)
17 - - - - 1.86 .927
Sorokin, Ilya
6'2 167 8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS)
CSKA Moscow (KHL) 28 17 7 4 10 1.06 .953
KHL Playoffs 4 4 0 0 0 0.99 .959
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