Ben Bishop G TB 2 days ago

Bishop lost his shutout bid at 5:49 of the third period of Saturday's win over Detroit. He finished with 23 saves in a 5-1 victory.

It was a nice rebound for the big man and marked his first NHL playoff win. The series now shifts to Detroit.

Ben Bishop G TB 3 days ago

Bishop will be in the crease for Game 2 of the Bolts' playoff series against the Red Wings on Saturday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop will look to bounce back from a poor performance in Game 1 in which he allowed three goals on 14 shots. Expect the Bolts to lean heavily on Bishop throughout their playoff run.

Ben Bishop G TB 4 days ago

Bishop gave up three goals on just 14 shots in Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Red Wings.

This was a strange first playoff game, with the Lightning dominating the possession time and the shots -- 46 to 14 -- and yet getting outscored thanks to Bishop's .786 save mark while Detroit netminder Petr Mrazek was dominating. Nonetheless, it seems unlikely that the Lightning will turn away from Bishop in Game 2.

Ben Bishop G TB 5 days ago

Bishop is slated to start Thursday's game against the Red Wings, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Thursday's turn will mark Bishop's first career NHL playoff start. He'll be squaring off against Detroit's Petr Mrazek. On the heels of Bishop's 40-win campaign, in which he recored a 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage in 62 appearances, we'd be surprised if backup Andrei Vasilevskiy drew any playoff starts for the Lightning, in the absence of a Bishop injury.

Ben Bishop G TB 1 week ago

Bishop won his third straight game and 39th of the season Saturday when he delivered a 36-save, 3-2 shootout win over the Bruins.

He bricked up the twine tent in the shootout and his mates did the rest. He'll have a few days rest before the Bolts drop the puck on their first-round series against the Red Wings.

Ben Bishop G TB 1 week ago

Bishop was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate and is thus in line to start Saturday's game against the Bruins.

With the Lightning still having a shot at capturing the Atlantic Division crown with a win and a Canadiens loss Saturday, coach Jon Cooper will stick with Bishop in an effort to give his team its best chance to capture the victory. Despite winning three of his last four starts, Bishop figures to have his work cut out for him against a Bruins squad that remains on the fringe for a playoff spot, which could make the goalie a less-than-ideal option in daily formats.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 weeks ago

Bishop made 21 saves in Tampa Bay's 4-3 overtime win over New Jersey on Thursday night.

He has back-to-back wins, including one by shutout, and a career high 39 on the season. The Bolts play the Bruins on Saturday night. As much as he'd probably like a shot at a 40th win, Bishop could be resting on the bench in preparation for the playoffs. No guarantees, of course, until we get official word. That might not come until Saturday morning. Have another guy ready just in case.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 weeks ago

Bishop will be in the crease for Thursday's game against the Devils, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop claimed his 38th win and fourth shutout of the season his last time out Saturday against the Panthers, stopping 33 shots. His performance has fluctuated wildly since the All-Star break, but with one of the league's more potent attacks backing him, he's been able to uphold a record 20 games above the .500 mark for the season. Keep him active against the offensively challenged Devils.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 weeks ago

Bishop delivered a 33-save shutout win over the Panthers on Saturday night.

It's a career-best 38th win for the big man and just what the doctor ordered to recalibrate things. He's now 2-1 with just five goals against in his last three outings and looks good to go for the postseason.

Ben Bishop G TB 2 weeks ago

Bishop will be in the starter in net for Saturday's game against the Panthers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Injuries have thinned the Bolts' depth recently, which may help explain why Bishop has dropped three of his last four outings. The unusual losing skid has prevented Bishop from surpassing last season's total of 37 victories, but he'll have a chance to claim win No. 38 against a Panthers squad that is nearing elimination from the postseason. Although his recent results haven't been encouraging, Bishop makes for a viable daily option against a team that is averaging just 2.44 goals per game this season, good for 25th in the NHL.