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Lundqvist rebounds, Nash scores twice to help Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4

  • New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) scores a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) scores a goal against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos reacts after scoring a goal during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers, in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos reacts after scoring a goal during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers, in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Rick Nash had two goals and an assist, and former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis ended a playoff scoring drought with a third-period goal for New York. The Rangers evened the best-of-7 series 2-2 heading back to New York for Game 5 on Sunday night.

Lundqvist allowed 12 goals in losing Games 2 and 3, but redeemed himself by handling nearly everything the speedy and skilled Lightning threw at him.

Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos scored for the third straight game, briefly making it 1-1 before New York's Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle struck within a 2-minute span for a 3-1 Rangers lead.