CALGARY, Alberta — Ilya Sorokin couldn’t have been more relieved.
The Islanders goaltender left the Scotiabank Saddledome ice a winner for the first time since Oct. 26.
“It’s a good feeling,” Sorokin said after the Islanders snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 5-4 four-round shootout victory over the Flames on Saturday night.
“It was seven games I don’t win. A lot of games were so close.”
Sorokin made 35 saves, including 14 in the third period and four in overtime. He had three in the shootout.
He denied Martin Pospisil at the crease at 1:15 of overtime and then smothered Nazem Kadri’s spinning shot from low in the slot with 28.8 seconds left.
Sorokin had been 0-2-3 in his last five starts. He is 4-3-4 with a 3.32 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
Defenseman Noah Dobson’s last shift in regulation lasted 2 minutes, 55 seconds and his only shift in overtime lasted 2:32 . . . Center Bo Horvat extended his point streak to five games with an assist and left wing Mathew Barzal’s second-period goal extended his point streak to four games . . . The Islanders went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill after allowing eight power-play goals in 13 chances in the first three games of the trip . . . Forwards Matt Martin (upper body) and Julien Gauthier (illness) remained unavailable for a second straight game . . . Right wing Cal Clutterbuck logged 12:02 in his 999th career game, putting him on track to reach his milestone 1,000th game when the Islanders return home to face the Flyers on Wednesday night at UBS Arena.