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Dominic Moore scores late goal, Rangers beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1

  • New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) keeps control of the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    New York Rangers center Dominic Moore (28) keeps control of the puck against Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and center Steven Stamkos (91) congratulate left wing Ondrej Palat (18) after Palat scored a goal against the New York Rangers during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and center Steven Stamkos (91) congratulate left wing Ondrej Palat (18) after Palat scored a goal against the New York Rangers during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play and the New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday.

The game-winning goal came just 30 seconds after Moore stepped out of the penalty box, and it capped another nail-biter for the Rangers, who have played 15 consecutive one-goal games in the postseason.

Derek Stepan, who scored the Game 7 winner against Washington on Wednesday night, also scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 23 saves.

Ondrej Palat tied the game on a power-play goal early in the third period. Ben Bishop had 28 saves for the Lightning in losing to New York for the first time in nine games.

Game 2 will be played at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.