Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored 9 seconds apart early in the second period, and Ben Bishop made 33 saves in his return from injury as the Tampa Bay Lightning cooled off the New York Rangers 2-1 Tuesday night.
Hedman got the Lightning even with a power-play goal and Kucherov gave them the lead for good on a breakaway. Tampa Bay went 5-3 in a stretch in which it played seven of eight on the road.
Brad Richards scored for the Rangers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves, but took the loss for New York, which was 8-2-1 in its previous 11.
Bishop was back in action for the first time since he sprained his right wrist in the first period at Edmonton on Jan. 5. He missed three games before dressing as the backup to Anders Lindback on Monday at Columbus. He didn't play in the Lightning's 3-2 loss.
The Rangers got their first power play 6:37 into the third period, but Bishop was solid -- stopping Mats Zuccarello in close. Bishop is 5-0 wit...