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Ben Bishop | Goalie

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 214
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Ben Bishop stopped 27 of the 30 shots he faced against Boston to run his record to 3-0-0 to start the year.
The Bruins jumped out to 2-0 lead after an early power-play goal by David Krejci, but the Lightning bounced back and Bishop didn't lose his cool. Tampa Bay went on to win the match by a score of 6-3. Bishop has an impressive .925 save percentage and a 1.98 GAA. Oct 12 - 4:25 PM

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As expected, Ben Bishop will be in the crease for the Lightning on Monday afternoon at Boston.

It will mark his third straight start to open the year. Bishop has a 2-0-0 record with a .940 save percentage and a 1.48 goals-against average.
Oct 12 - 12:42 PM

Look for Ben Bishop to get the start Monday against Boston.

So says Bolts' coach Jon Cooper. Who are we to doubt him? Make sure you have the talented Bishop active.
Oct 11 - 12:37 PM

Ben Bishop became the fifth goalie since the expansion era to stop two penalty shots in the same game when he turned away the Flyers' Claude Giroux and Scott Laughton Thursday night.

Of course it was also the first time a Tampa goalie turned the trick. Bishop, who is 2-0 after stopping 24 Buffalo shots Saturday night in a 4-1 win, remains one of the top fantasy goalies in the NHL. Start him aggresively.
Oct 11 - 11:51 AM

To little surprise, Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, with the final score being 4-1.

It was a fairly light afternoon for Bishop, aside from weathering a minor storm from Buffalo in the first period. He stopped 24 out of 25 shots to win his second of as many games so far this season.
Oct 10 - 4:00 PM

Ben Bishop will get the start in Saturday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

The 28-year-old made 23 saves, including two penalty shots, in Tampa's overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday. He comes into this game with a 1.95 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season. Take note that this game is set to start just after 1:00 PM Eastern.
Oct 10 - 12:35 PM

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper believes Ben Bishop just keeps getting better.

"In the couple years I've been here, he's just getting better and better and better," coach Jon Cooper said. "He's more confident. There were some big-time chances for him to come up and make those saves (Thursday). That's what you ask your goalie to do, give us as chance to win the game, and he did that." Bishop made several key saves in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over Philadelphia, including two penalty shot saves in the contest.
Oct 10 - 7:52 AM

Ben Bishop stopped two penalty shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win against Philadelphia.

He turned aside Claude Giroux in the first period and Scott Laughton in overtime. "I've never had that before," Bishop said. "But I'll take it." He made 23 saves to get his first victory of the season.
Oct 9 - 9:36 AM

Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 25 shots as the Lightning snuck past the Flyers 3-2 in overtime on Thursday night.

Bishop's fantasy value is no secret this season, and he began to uphold his worth the right way by earning a win, a .920 save percentage and a goals against average just under two after his first game.
Oct 8 - 10:33 PM

Ben Bishop is expected to start in Tampa Bay's season opener on Thursday.

It would have been shocking if that wasn't the case. Bishop might have competition from Andrei Vasilevskiy later in the season, but with Vasilevskiy sidelined following vascular surgery, Bishop should be leaned on significantly over Kevin Poulin.
Oct 8 - 11:50 AM

Ben Bishop will play the entire 60 minutes against Florida in the Bolts' final preseason contest.

He wants to head into the regular season with a full head of steam. Bishop is now healthy after a few injuries slowed him during the playoffs and will look to build on his very successful 2014-15 campaign. Bishop is one of the NHL's top 10 goalies so draft him early.
Oct 3 - 12:11 PM

Ben Bishop looked good in his pre-season debut Friday night against Florida.

He stopped all 18 shots he faced in approximately 30 minutes of playing time in a 4-1 win. The best news was that Bishop felt no ill effects from a torn groin muscle he suffered during last season's playoffs. Bishop seems healthy and ready to go and should be a top goalie selection in hockey drafts regardless of format.
Sep 26 - 11:13 AM

Ben Bishop said his groin is feeling good.

The Lightning netminder suffered a groin tear in the Stanley Cup final. He said he expects to play in 2 1/2 preseason games, though it’s uncertain if that includes Tuesday’s game against the Predators. Bishop had a 2.32 goals-against average and .916 save percentage last season.
Sep 19 - 9:13 PM

Ben Bishop has "had no issues" in his recovery from a groin tear suffered during the Cup Final, according to the Tampa Tribune's Erik Erlendsson.

He is expected to be good to go for the start of training camp Sept. 17. Bishop, who injured himself in Game 2, had a 2.32 goals-against average and .916 save percentage last season.
Sep 6 - 11:19 AM

Ben Bishop is suddenly looking like a better goaltending option for fantasy owners.

That's because Andrei Vasilevskiy (blood clot/Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome) is projected to miss the first two-to-three months. While Bishop was going into the season as the number one goaltender either way, Vasilevskiy presented him with a genuine threat for playing time. Now Bishop is expected to be leaned on heavily early in the season and we'll have to see what happens with Vasilevskiy once he's healthy. Vasilevskiy might simply be inserted into the lineup, but the young netminder could be rusty given that he will have missed the entirety of training camp in addition to a decent chunk of the campaign. Either way, it now seems far less likely that Bishop will lose the starting gig this season.
Sep 4 - 10:17 AM

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C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Jonathan Drouin
4Cedric Paquette
5Vladislav Namestnikov
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kevin Poulin