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Dominic Moore's goal helps Rangers beat Lightning 5-2 to end 8-game road skid

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TAMPA, Fla. - Dominic Moore put New York ahead early in the third, Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist and the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Wednesday night to end an eight-game road losing streak.

Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves and moved past Rogie Vachon for 17th place on the NHL's career wins list with 356.

New York was 0-6-2 during the skid. Dan Boyle scored in the first period and Mats Zuccarello in the second. Viktor Stalberg and Rick Nash added empty-netters.

Jonathan Marchessault and Anton Stralman scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop lost for the first time to the Rangers after winning his first nine games against them. Tampa Bay is 2-2-1 during a six-game homestand.

Moore gave the Rangers a 3-2 lead on a backhander 3:16 into the third after a defensive zone turnover by Tampa Bay. Two of his four goals this season have come against the Lightning.

The Rangers went ahead 2-1 on Zuccarello's shot from the top of the left circle 56 seconds into the second.

New York's Tanner Glass received an interference penalty late in the second for a hit that sent Brian Boyle over the boards and onto the Rangers bench.

Tampa Bay took advantage of Glass' infraction when Stralman's in-close shot trickled under Lundqvist's pads with 8.2 seconds to go in the second.

Boyle opened the scoring 1:53 into the game from the right circle off a nice pass by Keith Yandle. All five of the defenceman's goals this season have come in the last 10 games.

After failing to get a shot during their first two power plays, the Lightning converted a third chance and tied it at 1 when Marchessault redirected Stralman's shot with 3:25 remaining in the first.

NOTES: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault tied Phil Watson for eighth place on the team career list with 119 wins. He also moved past Jacques Demers into 21st place on the NHL's games-coached list with 1,008. ... New York RW Kevin Hayes, mired in a 16-game goal drought, was scratched. ... Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov had two assists and extended his point streak (nine assists, 11 points) to seven games. ... Tampa Bay LW Jonathan Drouin returned after missing eight games with a lower body injury.

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