Ben Bishop G TB 5 Days
Ben Bishop was solid in the Tampa Bay net Sunday night but wound up taking a loss in the Lightning's 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Avalanche in Colorado.
The Avs scored two of their six goals into an empty net late in the third period. Bishop has a .205 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage.
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Ben Bishop was excellent in Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over Dallas on Saturday.
He defended 39 shots in the victory as the Stars came on hard after a lackluster first period. Dallas outshot the Lightning by a 33-10 margin in the second and third periods, but Bishop helped his team hang onto their lead. Bishop, who is enjoying a Vezina Trophy-caliber year, has 29 wins, with a .933 save percentage and a 2.00 GAA.
Ben Bishop G TB 7 Days
Ben Bishop will be between the pipes for Tampa Bay on Saturday for a matinee clash with Dallas.
There's a chance that he could get the night off on Sunday in Colorado. Bishop and the Lightning dropped a 3-2 decision to Nashville on Thursday in their first game back from the Olympic break.
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Ben Bishop and the Lightning were unable to hold on to a 2-0 lead against the Predators, instead falling by a score of 3-2.
Bishop allowed three goals on 29 shots in the defeat, which drops his record to a still-impressive 28-9-4. His peripheral stats are also great, with a GAA of 2.00 and a save percentage of .932.
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Ben Bishop feels ready to play, but his wrist isn't quite 100 percent healthy.
"I'm ready to go, it felt good today, it's just about staying healthy and getting rest," Bishop said Wednesday after practice. "(The wrist) hasn't been great, but I just want to give the team a chance to win every night, even if I'm not 100 percent." Bishop has been forced to leave a few games this season because of injury, but he's still worth hanging onto.
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Lightning coach Jon Cooper is a little concerned about the health issues of starting goaltender Ben Bishop.
"Clearly there is a concern," he said. "To start games and not finish when I'm not the one giving him the hook ... he's having health issues, for sure." First, he was forced to leave a game on Jan. 5 at Edmonton with a wrist injury, then he exited a match on Jan. 30 in Ottawa after he was inadvertently kicked in the head by teammate Nikita Kucherov and last Thursday against Toronto he left after two periods because of an upper-body injury. The Olympic break comes at a great time for Bishop, as he'll get to heal up until Tampa Bay returns to action on Feb. 27 in Nashville.
Ben Bishop G TB 27 Days
Ben Bishop made 31 saves in Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night.
Bishop's Vezina-worthy campaign continues with another fine performance. A major key to the Lightning's success up to this point, Bishop has the league's third-best goals-against average (1.98) and second-best save percentage (.933). He also has a 28-8-4 record. We see no reason why this can't continue when the NHL resumes play.