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Lightning Double Up Rangers, 2-1

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.

Brad Richards, New York Rangers
Brad Richards of the New York Rangers skates at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)

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.

(Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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