The Islanders beat the Sharks 4-1 on their unique late-season California road trip.
Isles win critical game, retake wild card lead over Penguins, keep 3 points ahead of Panthers.
The Islanders defeat the struggling Sharks, sweep their homestand, and earn two crucial points.
The home crowd booed at the end, although they probably knew they were all in for lottery position.
Kevin Lebanc's high hit on Sebastian Aho, who was being chased by another Shark, cost the first:
The Sharks score early, but the Isles seize control and tie the game with a shorthanded goal.
Mayfield's pass to Palmieri for the redirect goal gave the Isles the lead and kept it.
Islanders scored two early goals, including a Ryan Pulock power play cannon.
Sorokin made several superb stops on a quiet night as the Islanders progressively increased their lead.