Islanders knock off Blackhawks 4-1 for 1st win
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, October 20, 2021

(photo courtesy of Chicago Blackhawks)

(CHICAGO) - While the Islanders searched for their game, Ilya Sorokin bought some time for the rest of his team. More than enough for New York to pick up its first win. Sorokin made 39 saves and Oliver Wahlstrom scored twice in the third period, helping the Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday night. Cal Clutterbuck and Anthony Beauvillier also scored as New York improved to 1-2-0 on its opening 13-game road trip. The Islanders don't play their first home game at the new UBS Arena until Nov. 20. Chicago outplayed New York for long stretches in its home opener, but remained winless during a sluggish 0-3-1 start. Coach Jeremy Colliton was booed by the crowd during pregame introductions, and there were more boos as the Islanders pulled away in the third. MacKenzie Entwistle scored for Chicago with 26 second left and Marc-Andre Fleury made 25 stops in net. The Blackhawks have been outscored 17-8 this season. They haven't led in any of their four games.