Dominic Moore scored the tying, shorthanded goal 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 Thursday night over the New York Rangers.
In the shootout, Moore beat Henrik Lundqvist with a forehand to the glove side after Tampa Bay's Mathieu Garon made two acrobatic saves in the last minute of overtime.
The Rangers were again denied from becoming the fifth NHL team to record 2,500 wins. New York (15-6-4) lost for only the fourth time in 16 games. Ryan Callahan and Artem Anisimov scored for the Rangers, who have dropped two straight (0-1-1) following a five-game winning streak.
Panthers maul the Bruins
Tomas Kopecky broke a scoreless tie with 2:32 left and Jose Theodore stopped 40 shots, for his second shutout of the season, as the visiting Florida Panthers beat the Boston Bruins, 2-0 - handing Tim Thomas his first loss in 11 games.
The Bruins went all of November without losing a game in regulation, but they are 2-2 in December.
Blackhawks win in OT
Patrick Sharp scored his second goal of the game 1:34 into overtime to give the visiting Chicago Blackhawks a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders.
Devils bring down Senators
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 visiting Ottawa Senators.
Detroit hammers Phoenix
Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler both had a goal and assist, and the Detroit Red Wings scored five times in the first period of their 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
One short of 500
Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis sat out Thursday night's game against the New York Rangers - ending his consecutive games streak at 499 games - after he was struck in the face by a puck during the Lightning's morning skate Thursday.
- Associated Press