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Ben Bishop | Goalie | #30

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 216
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (85) / STL
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Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 25 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to Montreal.
This was a tight game that had a bit of a playoff feel to it and Bishop's team ultimately fell just short tonight. The Lightning entered the third period with a 1-0 lead, but the Canadiens were able to score three unanswered goals (one was into an empty net). Bishop has a 3-2-0 record with a 3.22 goals-against-average and a .891 save percentage this season. Bishop has dropped two of his last three games. Oct 27 - 11:42 PM

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Ben Bishop will play between the pipes against Montreal on Thursday.

It will be Bishop's fourth start in five games. He has a 3.51 GAA and .885 save percentage in four games in 2016-17.
Oct 27 - 11:42 AM

Ben Bishop stopped 40 of 43 shots in Tampa's 7-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Lightning gave Bishop plenty of run-support, as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead. At one point, Bishop took a puck off the mask and stayed down. He was able to continue, but did lose some teeth. The win improves his record to 3-1-0 this season. He has a 3.51 goals-against-average and a .885 save percentage. Expect those numbers to get better as the season goes on.
Oct 26 - 12:17 AM

Ben Bishop will be between the pipes for Tampa Bay versus Toronto.

He was the first netminder off the ice for the Lightning at the morning skate. Bishop faced the Maple Leafs just one time last year and he posted a 34-save shutout in that contest. He is off to a shaky start this season, so he could certainly use a performance like that.
Oct 25 - 12:03 PM

Ben Bishop allowed four goals on just 16 shots in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Bishop wasn't very busy, but he had a rough night. He was the victim of bad bounce in the third, when Andreas Martinsen scored to make it 3-0. Tonight's loss was Bishop's first of the 2016-17 season. The 29-year-old has given up at least three goals in each of his three outings. He has a 2-1-0 record with a 3.68 goals-against-average and a .861 save percentage.
Oct 20 - 11:37 PM

Look for Ben Bishop to play between the pipes on Thursday.

Bishop was the Lightning's first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good indicator of who will start. He has a 3.39 GAA and .889 save percentage in two games this season.
Oct 20 - 11:29 AM

Ben Bishop stopped 28 of 31 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers.

Bishop also stopped five of six shots in the shootout. The Lightning went into the third period with a 2-1 lead, but the Panthers answered with two straight goals to jump ahead. Tampa Bay tied the game with five seconds remaining, when Steven Stamkos scored from a seemingly impossible angle. Bishop now has a 2-0-0 record with a 3.40 goals-against-average and a .889 save percentage this season.
Oct 18 - 11:29 PM

Ben Bishop will be in goal for Tuesday's match against Florida.

Andrei Vasilevskiy started Saturday's win over New Jersey. Bishop will be looking to bounce back after he surrendered four goals on 32 shots in 6-4 win over Detroit in Tampa Bay's season opener.
Oct 18 - 12:07 PM

Ben Bishop will continue to help Andre Vasilevskiy this season.

This could be Bishop's last year with the Lightning and he is expected to share more starts with Vasilevskiy, but that won't stop him from helping out his teammate. "'Vasy' looks up to Bish," Lightning goalie coach Frantz Jean said. "Bish helps Vasy. It's really a good relationship between, both mentor and mentoree type relationship. It helps the team."
Oct 18 - 10:59 AM

Ben Bishop passed Daren Puppa for the most saves in franchise history.

Bishop took over top spot in that category during Thursday's win over the Detroit Red Wings and now sits at 4,963 saves (Puppa had 4,959). "It's pretty cool," Bishop said. "When I got traded here (in April 2013 from the Senators) I didn't really think about breaking all these records. It's just a tribute to a great team in front of me, good coaches. All that stuff piles up. Some of these records are being broken. It's an honor, and I'll try and get them as high as I can before they get broken."
Oct 15 - 8:54 AM

Ben Bishop turned aside 28 of 32 shots in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

He gave up two goals to Thomas Vanek in the first period (neither one was his fault) before the Lightning managed to come back in the third period. Bishop enters the season as the Lightning's number one goaltender, but there's a chance he could be traded at some point because he's entering the final year of his contract. Although this wasn't his best outing, there should be much better days ahead of Bishop.
Oct 13 - 11:32 PM

Ben Bishop should start in Thursday's game against Detroit.

That's based on the fact that Bishop was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. Not that you likely needed much evidence to convince you that the Tampa Bay Lightning would go with Bishop in their season opener.
Oct 13 - 11:46 AM

Ben Bishop will take the crease against the Predators on Saturday.

Coach Jon Cooper said he wants to get both Bishop and Andrei Vasilevskiy in the game tonight, but it depends on how much work the Bishop gets early on. He may be the unquestioned starter, but Vasilevskiy can do a lot to open up the crease for himself with another strong performance.
Oct 8 - 12:42 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Nashville Predators goalies both faced 26 shots in Saturday night’s preseason matchup. Ben Bishop let one more slip past than Marek Mazanec in the 4-3 loss of Nashville to Tampa Bay.

Bishop’s save percentage of .846 in Saturday’s matchup was significantly worse than the .926 he scored the Lightning last year. In fact, one has to look all the way back to 2010-11 with the St Louis Blues to find a season in which he failed to crack the .900 mark.
Oct 2 - 12:33 AM

Ben Bishop will get the nod on Saturday.

As previously mentioned, Andrei Vasilevskiy will be the Lightning's starter Friday night. Bishop represented Team USA in the World Cup. He started against the Czech Republic, but was pulled after allowing four goals on 20 shots.
Sep 30 - 1:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Matt Taormina
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy