SOROKIN POSTS EIGHTH SHUTOUT:
Ilya Sorokin recorded his eighth shutout of the season last week, making 27 saves in a 3-0 win over Metallurg Magnitogorsk on Jan. 15. The shutout was Sorokin's second consecutive clean sheet after recording a 19-save shutout against Traktor on Jan. 11. Overall, CSKA Moscow have recorded four consecutive shutouts between Sorokin and Lars Johansson.
Sorokin, the Islanders' 2014 third-round pick, improved to 23-5-3 this season with a 1.17 goals-against average, a .942 save percentage and eight shutouts. Sorokin's career-high for shutouts is 10.
Sorokin was named to the KHL All-Star Game, which took place this past week, but the goalie pulled out due to a unspecified injury, according to the KHL's official website. He was replaced by Johansson.