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3 keys to NY Islanders' recent five-game win streak

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Ilya Sorokin has lived up to the hype

Nov 1, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) catches a shot
Nov 1, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin (30) catches a shot / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Sorokin has been a huge reason, if not the biggest reason for the team's success, putting himself in the conversation as one of the absolute best in the league. He allowed only five goals during this stretch and has an incredible 2.03 GAA on the season, even though he started off with a 1-3 record..

"I don't think about last game. I don't think about future game. I think just today game."

Ilya Sorokin

What makes this run even more impressive is that most of these goals allowed were from deflections or bad breaks, not ones you can immediately pin on him. Sorokin also ranks fourth in the league in both GSAx and WAR%, just below names such as Jake Oettinger, Connor Hellebyuck, and a resurgent Carter Hart.

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