Kreider, Rooney Lift Rangers to 4–1 Win Against Islanders

NEW YORK—Chris Kreider and Kevin Rooney each scored twice, and the New York Rangers beat the New York Islanders 4–1 Wednesday night. Igor Shesterkin made 20 saves as the Rangers won for the sixth time in seven games. Ryan Reaves added two assists. “We just want to create momentum for the team,” Rooney said of the fourth line’s mentality. “We are just trying to be consistent, so the team knows what we are going to bring every night. That’s our goal, is to keep consistent and play the exact same way every night.” Andy Andreoff scored and Semyon Varlamov stopped 17 of 21 shots, but the short-handed Islanders fell for the seventh straight game as seven players remain in COVID-19 protocol. The Islanders have yet to record a win in three attempts at their new arena next to Belmont Park. “When it’s not going your way, you just got to …

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