Ben Bishop G TB 1 month ago

Bishop has shown improvement with the groin tear that hobbled him through most of the Stanley Cup Finals and will begin his offseason workouts Monday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop suggested that the media overhyped his injury during the series against the Blackhawks, as he never suffered a complete tear, though it might have compromised his play nonetheless in Game 5 and 6. Regardless, Bishop seems like he's on track to be ready for the start of training camp in September, when he'll enter the season as one of the top fantasy options in goal. Over his last two regular seasons, Bishop has amassed a 77-27-12 record to go along with nine shutouts.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop stopped 30 of 32 shots in Monday's Stanley Cup-clinching loss to the Blackhawks. He admitted after the game that he had been playing through a torn groin, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Despite that extremely painful-sounding injury, Bishop delivered excellent play in goal during the Finals, and the Lightning's loss in six games can't be pinned on him. He'll likely need some time -- maybe even surgery -- to heal up from this, but seems likely to be ready for training camp in the fall.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop will start in net for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Lightning on Monday, Michelle Gingras of FOX Sports reports.

Bishop returned from an unspecified injury to stop 27 of 29 shots in Game 5 but it wasn't enough to give the Lightning a victory. Needing a win to force a Game 7, Bishop should have a tough task stopping a Chicago team that's averaging 2.2 goals per game thus fat in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop stopped 27 of 29 shots in Saturday's Game 5 loss to the Blackhawks.

A decent outing for Bishop, who missed Game 4 with an undisclosed injury. The 28-year-old was beat twice on the power play in the loss, including an ugly goal in the third period in which the venturing netminder was bumped into by defenseman Victor Hedman, allowing Patrick Sharp to tuck the puck into an empty net. Sporting a .920 save percentage this postseason and having allowed just two goals in each of his last two outings, Bishop should give the Lightning a great chance to force a Game 7 when they take on the Blackhawks in Chicago Monday.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop (undisclosed) will start Saturday against the Blackhawks in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Bishop is healthy enough to be between the pipes, pushing youngster Andrei Vasilevskiy to the bench. In three appearances in the Finals, Bishop has stopped 76-of-83 shots, good for a .916 save percentage.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop (undisclosed) led Tampa Bay onto the ice Saturday and appears poised to start against the Blackhawks in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

Although he was able to take part in Saturday's morning skate, Bishop relied upon the brain trust of coach Jon Cooper and the Lightning's training staff in order to determine his playing status. Because he's been deemed sufficiently healthy enough to take the ice, Bishop will take the place of Andrei Vasilevskiy in net, bringing along a .916 save percentage (76-for-83) in his three appearances in the series.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop (undisclosed) participated in Tampa Bay's morning skate on Saturday, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.

It's an encouraging sign, as coach Jon Cooper told reporters on Friday that Bishop's participation in Saturday's morning skate, or lack thereof, would be a good indication of his potential availability for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Blackhawks. While it looks like he's probably going to get the start in net in Game 5, it likely won't be confirmed until pregame warmups.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop (undisclosed) has reportedly made enough progress in the past four days to give the Lightning confidence that he'll be available to start Saturday's Game 5 against the Blackhawks, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.

Bishop first suffered what was roundly believed to be a knee injury in the third period of Game 2 a week earlier, but was able to take the ice for Game 3 on Monday, stopping 36 of 38 shots in the victory. However, coach Jon Cooper acknowledged that the injury was still plaguing Bishop after the outing, resulting in the goalie sitting out a Game 4 loss in favor of backup Andrei Vasilevskiy. It appears the time off might have been enough to resolve the issue, but their likely won't be further validation on Bishop's ability until the Lightning conduct their morning skate Saturday.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop will not attempt to skate until Saturday, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

Coach Jon Cooper spoke to reporters on Friday, and noted that the Bolts' coaching and training staff had already made the decision to keep Bishop off the ice until Saturday when they determined he would not be able to start Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Hawks. As such, Bishop's availability will likely remain unclear until both teams take the ice for pregame warmups ahead of Game 5.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 months ago

Bishop remains day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Whatever the ailment is, it's serious enough to have kept Bishop out of Wednesday's Game 4. Teammate Andrei Vasilevskiy was relatively solid in place of Bishop on Wednesday, turning away 17 of the Hawks' 19 total shots on goal. The Bolts will hope, however, to have Bishop back in goal for Saturday's Game 5. The team should provide an update on his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.