Chris Kreider, Kevin Rooney each score twice in Rangers’ 4-1 win over Islanders

Chris Kreider high five line white uniform

Chris Kreider high 5 line white uniform

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Chris Kreider and Kevin Rooney each scored two times, and the New york city Rangers beat the New york city Islanders 4-1 Wednesday night.

Igor Shesterkin made 20 conserves as the Rangers won for the 6th time in 7 video games. Ryan Reaves included 2 helps.

Andy Andreoff scored and Semyon Varlamov stopped 17 of 21 shots, however the short-handed Islanders succumbed to the seventh straight video game as 7 gamers stay in COVID-19 procedure. The Islanders have yet to tape a win in 3 efforts at their brand-new arena beside Belmont Park.

Rooney assisted the Rangers bring back a two-objective lead 20 seconds after Andreoff pulled the Islanders within one goal early in the 3rd duration. Reaves danced around Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey prior to setting Rooney up for a simple tap in at 4:12.

Kreider extended the Rangers result in 4-1 at 11:02 of the 3rd duration. Mika Zibanejad and Kreider finished a give-and-go series to bypass Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield. Kaapo Kakko extended his point streak to a profession-long 5 video games with a help on the objective.

The Islanders stopped working to score on 6 power-play chances.

Reaves and Barclay Goodrow established Rooney at 14:28 of the 2nd duration to provide the Rangers a two-goal benefit. Just recently called Islanders forward Otto Koivula had an ill-timed neutral-zone turnover that preceded the objective.

The Islanders stopped working to score on 6 power-play chances and have actually been outscored 31-7 throughout the losing streak.

Kreider opened the scoring with his ninth power-play objective of the season 29 seconds into the middle frame. Islanders forward Mathew Barzal took an unrestrained hooking charge seconds after the opening faceoff of the 2nd duration. Strome extended his point streak to 7 video games after he established Kreider. Ruling Norris Prize defenseman Adam Fox likewise helped on the play.

The 30-year-old Kreider is off to a torrid start with 15 objectives on the season and is connected with Oilers forward Leon Draistaitl for the league lead in power-play objectives.

The 2 groups will reunite Sunday at Madison Square Garden.


Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson is everyday with a lower-body injury. … Ryan Pulock was put on LTIR. … Kieffer Bellows, Zdeno Chara, Andy Greene, Ross Johnston, Anders Lee and Adam Pelech stayed in COVID-19 procedure. … Josh Bailey is still in Florida however is anticipated to go back to New york city this weekend after checking favorable for COVID-19 following a 4-1 loss versus the Tampa Bay Lightning previously this month.


The Islanders will not invest successive nights on the roadway up until they leave the Eastern Time Zone on Jan. 4 to play the Seattle Kraken. By the time the Islanders struck the Olympic/All-Star break, they will have played 25 of their 49 video games in your home.


Rangers: Check Out Boston Bruins on Friday afternoon.

Islanders: Host Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.