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 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.

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