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New York Islanders Daily: Ilya Sorokin Dominates KHL Playoffs

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Ilya Sorokin #31 of Olympic Athlete from Russia warms up before the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game against Germany on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Ilya Sorokin #31 of Olympic Athlete from Russia warms up before the Men's Ice Hockey Gold Medal Game against Germany on day sixteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Hockey Centre on February 25, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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New York Islanders prospect Ilya Sorokin continues to impress in the KHL. This time it’s an impressive stretch in the playoffs.

Ever since the New York Islanders selected Ilya Sorokin in the third round of the NHL Draft in 2014, there’s been a lot of hype around him. The biggest question with him is whether or not he ever comes over to the US. His talent was never an issue.

So far in three playoff games in the KHL Sorokin has stopped 60-of-61 shots faced. That’s a .984 save percentage! Not to mention a jaw-dropping 0.33 goals against average. Talk about a hot start to the playoffs.

In the regular season this year Sorokin played in 37 games as he had a .931 save percentage and a 1.59 goals against average. Still, nothing will beat his first KHL action when he went 28 games with a 1.06 goals against average and a .953 save percentage.

These video game-like numbers from Ilya Sorokin are nothing new. The biggest concern with him is whether or not he’ll ever come over to play in North America.

He seems to have it pretty good in the KHL, and he even got to represent his country in the Olympics with OAR, so I can’t see him coming over anytime soon. Still, it’s refreshing yet also kind of depressing to check in on him every now and again.

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