DOMINIC MOORE scored the tying goal, shorthanded, with 1 minute, 57 seconds left in regulation and then netted the only goal in the shootout to help the Tampa Bay Lightning snap a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers last night in Madison Square Garden.
The Lightning ended its skid despite not having star forward Martin St. Louis in the lineup for the first time in 500 games. St. Louis was struck near his left eye yesterday morning by a shot taken by Moore and sustained facial and sinus fractures.
* At Newark, N.J., rookie Adam Henrique scored on a backhander in the fourth round of the shootout to give the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Zach Parise and Patrik Elias also scored in the shootout for the Devils, who trailed 3-0 with about 5 minutes left in the second period before scoring four unanswered goals.
* At Boston, Tomas Kopecky broke a scoreless tie with 2:32 left and Jose Theodore stopped 40 shots as the Florida Panthers beat the Bruins, 2-0, and sent Tim Thomas to his first loss in 11 games. It was the second shutout of the season for Theodore.
The Bruins went all of November without losing a game in regulation, but are 2-2 in December.
* At Uniondale, Patrick Sharp scored his second goal of the game 1:34 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders, 3-2.
Marian Hossa added a goal, and Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Blackhawks.
* At Columbus, Sergei Kostitsyn's redirect with 12.1 seconds left forced overtime and Colin Wilson's one-timer 1:45 into the extra period gave the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets. The Predators trailed by two goals until Patric Hornqvist scored with 1:36 left in the third period, setting up the final frantic minute.
Jeff Carter scored his fourth goal of the season for Columbus, which never trailed in regulation and seemed in control until the late stages.
* At Montreal, Cody Hodgson scored twice, including the only shootout goal, and the Vancouver Canucks overcame a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 win over the Canadiens. The Canucks, who trailed 3-0 in the second, have won three in a row and eight of nine.
* At Detroit, Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler both had a goal and assist, and the Red Wings scored five times in the first period of their 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
* At St. Louis, T.J. Oshie scored twice, defenseman Ian Cole added his first goal of the season and Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves to lead the Blues to a 4-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks. St. Louis won for the sixth time in eight games and improved to 10-2-3 under Ken Hitchcock, who took over for Davis Payne on Nov. 6.
* At Calgary, the Flames rallied for three goals in the third period with Olli Jokinen scoring the game-winner at 15:10 of the period in a 3-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
* The NHL suspended Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter for four games because of a kneeing infraction, and issued an indefinite ban to Edmonton Oilers defenseman Andy Sutton.
Porter was punished for kneeing Vancouver forward David Booth on Tuesday night and will lose $18,378.36 in salary. The hit occurred at 11:52 of the first period, and Porter was given a major penalty and was ejected. Booth sprained a ligament in his right knee and is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.
Porter will be eligible to return Dec. 17 against Washington.
Sutton is waiting to find out how long he will be sidelined following his hit on Carolina forward Alexei Ponikarovsky during the third period of Edmonton's 5-3 home loss Wednesday night. He received a five-game suspension for a hit to the head of Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog on Oct. 28. Sutton could be facing a harsher penalty because he is a repeat offender.
* The Boston Bruins signed top draft pick Dougie Hamilton to a 3-year contract. The 18-year-old defenseman was the No. 9 overall pick in this year's draft. He leads all Ontario Hockey League defensemen in goals, assists and points.
The Bruins acquired Hamilton with one of the draft picks they obtained in last year's trade that sent Phil Kessel to Toronto.