Islanders Weekly Top 3 Players: Zach Parise Has Himself a Week

Apr 15, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Islanders forward Zach Parise (11) plays the puck
Apr 15, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Islanders forward Zach Parise (11) plays the puck / Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout the week of April 10th, the New York Islanders played a total of three games. Their first game came Tuesday, April 12 at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Islanders won that game in a shootout with a final score of five to four.

The next game of the week came on Thursday, April 14. The Islanders met the Penguins for the second time in the week, this time in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, the Islanders didn't have the same luck as they lost six to three.

The last game of the week came on Friday, April 15. This was arguably the best game of the week and one of Sorokin's best games of the season. The Islanders met the Canadiens in Montreal and won the game by a score of three to zero. This was a dominating shut out victory by New York.

3. Ilya Sorokin

Ilya Sorokin on the week won two games and lost one. This was by no way the best week he's ever played, but it had to be up there. In the first game of the week on Tuesday, April 12, Sorokin picked up 43 saves. He allowed four goals and finished the game with a save percentage of .915%.

Unfortunately, the second game wasn't his best. When the Islanders lost to Pittsburgh 6-3, Sorokin allowed four goals and only picked up 22 saves. However, the game of the week came on Friday where Sorokin was able to shut out the Montreal Canadiens and help his team win the game, three to zero.

2. Mathew Barzal

Mathew Barzal had a good week himself last week. In the first game of the week, Barzal was able to pick up an assist. He continued to provide for his teammates on the offense by helping set up his teammates for goals.

In the second and third games of the week, Barzal scored an assist in each of those games as well. He finished the week with a total of three points, one point per game. This shows that not only is he good at scoring, but he's also a great playmaker as well. However, it would be nice to see him score more goals.

1. Zach Parise

After a rough beginning of the season, Zach Parise really stepped his game up in the second half. On Tuesday, when the Islanders met the Penguins for the first time, Zach Parise picked up two goals for his team. He had himself an awesome game and this showed on the scoresheet as well.

Even in the Islanders one loss on the week, Parise picked up one goal as well. On Friday, Parise also picked up a goal in the Islanders three to zero shutout win over the Canadiens. Parise picked up a total of four points in three games last week, all on goals, and scoring at least one goal per game. Have a week, Zach Parise!