Beauvillier helps Islanders end Rangers winning streak at four


UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Anthony Beauvillier had a goal and three assists for the New York Islanders in a 6-1 win against the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday.

Beauvillier ended two droughts in the victory; he had played seven straight games without a goal and five without a point.

Josh Bailey had two goals and an assist for the Islanders (29-13-4), who pulled away with three goals in the third period. Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves.

Kevin Rooney scored for the Rangers (23-17-6), who had won four in a row. Igor Shesterkin made 22 saves.

Bailey one-timed a feed in front from Pageau to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead at 17:42 of the first period.

Brock Nelson redirected a pass from the left circle by Nick Leddy to make it 2-0 at 1:38 of the second.

Beauvillier made it 3-0 with a power-play goal at 5:45 on a shot from the right circle.

Rooney cut it to 3-1 at 11:04 on a redirection of Brendan Smith‘s shot from beyond the face-off circles.

Varlamov preserved the two-goal lead when he denied Mika Zibanejad on a breakaway at 15:52, then made back-to-back pad saves against Brett Howden at 18:29.

Pageau one-timed a pass from Beauvillier at 7:44 of the third period to increase the lead to 4-1.

Bailey pushed it to 5-1 off a no-look backhand feed from Beauvillier at 10:16, and Jordan Eberle scored his 15th of the season at 11:22 for the 6-1 final.

Rangers defenseman Jacob Trouba left the game at 9:15 of the first period with an upper-body injury after a hit into the end boards from Islanders forward Matt Martin.

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