Ben Bishop G TB 3 hours ago

Bishop led the Lightning onto the ice for warmups before Sunday's Game 5 against the Rangers, ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald reports.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper said it would be "asinine" to bench Bishop, who has allowed 10 goals over the last two games. Another weak outing could perhaps change Cooper's mind, but it would still be surprising if the Lightning turned away from the goaltender who carried them all season.

Ben Bishop G TB 1 day ago

Lightning coach Jon Cooper said it would be "asinine" to bench Bishop for Game 5, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Giving up five goals was rough, but there was little chance the Lightning would give up on Bishop. This should be all the confirmation anyone needs that Bishop will be between the pipes Sunday.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 days ago

Bishop gave up five goals on just 24 shots Friday, leaving him with a series-tying Game-4 loss to the Rangers.

A rough one for Bishop, who saw his teammates fire 39 shots on opposing netminder Henrik Lundqvist, but this time they only got through the Rangers' goalie once. For all that Lundqvist had been criticized for giving up six goals in consecutive games, Bishop has been no stud himself in this series, as he's now allowed five goals twice in a row. He'll try to right the ship in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 days ago

Bishop will start Game 4 on Friday against the Rangers, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Unsurprisingly, Bishop will be between the pipes as the Lightning look to extend their 2-1 series lead on Friday. He'll look for a better start than his previous outing in which he allowed five goals on 28 shots.

Ben Bishop G TB 4 days ago

Bishop battled the puck all Wednesday night, but ended up the winner in a 6-5 OT victory over the Rangers. He made 23 saves.

He wasn't at his finest, but he made two excellent saves early in the overtime period to keep his team alive. A win is a win and he now leads the postseason with 10.

Ben Bishop G TB 4 days ago

Bishop will get the start for Game 3 on Wednesday against New York, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Bishop will remain in net Wednesday as the Lightning look to take a 2-1 series lead over the Rangers. He is sporting a .940 save percentage through two games in this series.

Ben Bishop G TB 6 days ago

Bishop turned aside 35 of 37 shots in Monday's Game 2 win over the Rangers.

It was another solid performance for Bishop, but this time his mates gave him plenty of offensive support as the Bolts secured the 6-2 win to tie up the Eastern Conference Finals. He appears to be heating up at the right time as he's allowed just seven goals over the past four games since being replaced midway through the Game 4 loss to the Canadiens in the last round, and will look to stay sharp as the Lightning try to grab the series lead in Wednesday's Game 3.

Ben Bishop G TB 6 days ago

Bishop is in the net for Monday's Game 2 against the Rangers, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Bishop was steady in the series opener with saves on 28 of his 30 chances, but opposing netminder Henrik Lundqvist was just a little better as the Rangers eeked out a 2-1 win. Both goalies have been outstanding this postseason, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Eastern Conference Finals turn into a low-scoring affair, even though both teams' offenses feature plenty of firepower.

Ben Bishop G TB 1 week ago

Bishop made 28 saves Saturday in a 2-1, Game 1 loss to the Rangers.

He made some great saves, but the winner came off a broken play late in the third after he coughed up the puck to Derick Brassard. Still, it was a solid performance and he robbed a few guys, including JT Miller who was standing on his doorstep with what seemed like a wide-open net. He'll be in there for Game 2 on Monday.

Ben Bishop G TB 1 week ago

Bishop will get the start in goal Saturday against New York for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Bishop is sporting a .931 save percentage through 13 starts this postseason and will remain in goal for Game 1 against the Rangers. He stopped 18 out of 19 shots in Tuesday's closeout win over Montreal.