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Bishop was solid against Columbus on Saturday, stopping 34 of 35 pucks sent his way in a 3-1 win.

Big Ben was on track for his 10th career shutout until Jackets' stud Ryan Johansen potted his 19th of the season with less than four minutes remaining. Nonetheless, Bishop has rattled off five wins in his last six starts and sits fourth in league victories with 26 on a very dangerous Lightning team. Keep rolling him.

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Bishop is expected to draw the starting nod for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.

Backup Evgeni Nabokov was the lone goalie on the ice for Saturday's optional skate, signaling that Bishop will earn his seventh straight start. He won for the fourth time in five starts his last time out Thursday against the Red Wings, turning in a sharp, 27-save outing while conceding a lone goal.

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

Bishop took the loss his last time out for just the fourth time in 12 games. He will be challenged Thursday by a surging Red Wings team that has lost just once since Jan. 3.

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Bishop made 18 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

One of the goals was a flukey deflection off a defender that caught him moving the wrong way, but other than that, the Canes just outplayed the Bolts. He'll be fine.

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Bishop will start Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

No surprises here, as the Lightning will turn to their workhorse for Tuesday's game in Carolina. Bishop won his final three starts before the All-Star break, with a save percentage of .938 or better in each game.

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Bishop made 27 stops in Tampa Bay's 4-1 win over Vancouver on Tuesday night.

He has won three straight games and allowed just five goals in those three. He's clearly back on track after a couple of queasy efforts a week ago. Be sure to take advantage.

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Bishop appears on track to start Tuesday's game against the Canucks.

Per the report, Evgeni Nabokov was the only Lightning goalie on the ice for Tuesday's optional morning skate, which is an indication that Bishop is about to make his fourth straight start for the team.

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Bishop made 40 saves through overtime and was the better netminder in the shootout in a 3-2 victory over Colorado on Saturday night.

He had definitely scuffled in recent games against Philly and Boston, but he now has two, two-goal wins over the Oil and the Avs. His overall ratios aren't as good as he delivered last season, but he's a solid activation nonetheless.

Ben Bishop G TB 15 Days

Coach Jon Cooper said Friday that Bishop will start both of the Bolts' final two games before the All-Star break, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Bishop will kick things off with a match Saturday at home against the Avalanche, who will counter with Semyon Varlamov in goal. Though the Avs haven't played up to expectations this season, the roster still packs plenty of scoring punch that could potentially make life difficult for Bishop, who hasn't been playing his best of late. Though he was able to eek out a win over the Oilers his last time out, he was miserable in the previous two games, surrendering a total of seven goals in losses to the Flyers and Bruins.

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Bishop made 30 saves in Thursday's 3-2 win over Edmonton.

It was a nice bounceback for the big man who had allowed seven goals in his previous 96 minutes of action. He's fine.