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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 (groin) is going to start his off-season workouts Monday.
"The media made it worse than it was," Bishop said. "It was never completely torn. It feels good." The Tampa Bay goalie improved each day from the groin ailment that bothered him during the Stanley Cup Final and it doesn't sound like it will be an issue moving forward. Jun 24 - 2:13 PM

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Ben Bishop said that he tore his groin during the second period of Game 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bishop points to a shot by Brad Richards that caused the groin tear, which came 4:25 into the second period as it was his only shot on goal of the period. Fortunately, Bishop will only need rest in order to fully recover.
Jun 16 - 12:06 AM

Ben Bishop made 23 saves in Tampa Bay's 2-0 Game 6 and Cup Final loss to Chicago on Monday night.

Bishop was sensational, keeping his Lightning in the game stem to stern, including stopping all seven shots faces while on the penalty kill. Unfortunately for him, his teammates simply couldn't beat Corey Crawford. Bishop finishes the postseason with a 13-11 record, 16 Quality Starts, three shutouts, a .921 save percentage, and a 2.18 GAA.
Jun 15 - 11:57 PM

Ben Bishop will start in goal for the do-or-die Game 6 Monday night in Chicago.

Bishop has been feeling better as each day passes and was able to skate in the team’s morning skate earlier in the day. He will test out his mystery injury once again in Game 6 with the Lightning facing elimination. Bishop was able to make 27 saves in a 2-1 loss in Game 5 but will have to be even better Monday night to force a Game 7 as the Hawks look to close out the series at home.
Jun 15 - 8:09 PM

Ben Bishop participated in Monday's morning skate and appears ready to go for Game 6 against Chicago.

"I feel better," Bishop said. "It's gotten better every day." The Tampa Bay netminder is referring to an undisclosed injury he suffered earlier in the Stanley Cup Final that caused him to miss Game 4.
Jun 15 - 3:28 PM

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said that Ben Bishop is feeling much better than he did previously.

Bishop has been dealing with a mysterious ailment that forced him to come out of a game early and miss another game. The Lightning will need Bishop to turn in another outstanding performance if they want to force a Game 7.
Jun 14 - 6:07 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks opened the scoring in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final after Ben Bishop and Victor Hedman collided.

It was an unlucky incident for the Lightning, but it appeared as though Hedman never saw Bishop come out of his crease. After the two teammates collided, Hawks forward Patrick Sharp picked up the loose puck and he put it into the empty net. "I saw him coming," Bishop said of Hedman. "I thought he might have seen me." The Lightning will now have to win Game 6 of the series in Chicago if they want to keep their season alive.
Jun 14 - 9:42 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning lost 2-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5, but it's hard to beat Ben Bishop too much for the defeat.

He shouldn't have been so far out of his net during Chicago's first goal, as he collided with Victor Hedman and allowed an easy one. Still, he's performed remarkably well through a clear injury, at least when he's managed to suit up.
Jun 13 - 11:03 PM

Ben Bishop, the Lightning's first-string goalie, will return to action tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks visit Tampa Bay for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.

Bishop did not suit up for Game 4 and he did not practice Friday because of an undisclosed injury. Lightning coach Jon Cooper said early Saturday that Bishop would most likely be his starting goalie tonight, however, if he participated in the team's pre-game skate. Not only did Bishop participate in the skate, he led the Lightning out to the ice. Through the first three games of the series, Bishop allowed seven goals on 83 combined shots but Tampa more importantly won Games 2 and 3.
Jun 13 - 7:46 PM

Ben Bishop (undisclosed) did not tip his hand as to whether he will start Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blackhawks.

Bishop did not suit up for Game 4 and he did not practice Friday, but he did get onto the ice for Saturday’s morning skate. "There’s progress being made," he said. Lightning coach Jon Cooper, who said he hadn't spoken to Bishop yet, was equally as coy. "I hope I have a decision to make between him and Andrei [Vasilevskiy]," Cooper said. "That'd be great." Vasilevskiy made 17 saves in the Game 4 loss.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 1:32 PM

Ben Bishop (undisclosed injury) is on the ice with his Tampa teammates Saturday morning.

Of course that doesn't mean for certain he will be able to start Saturday night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals but it is a good sign. Stay tuned for further updates.
Jun 13 - 10:34 AM

Ben Bishop's status for Saturday night's Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals will likely be determined after Saturday morning's skate.

Bishop, who is battling an undisclosed injury that kept him from playing in Game 4, did not practise or skate Friday. But Lightning coach Jon Cooper was not ruling Bishop out of Saturday's crucial contest. "If Ben Bishop can play a game, he's playing", said Cooper. If the veteran netminder can't answer the bell, Andrei Vasilevskiy will start a second consecutive game for the Lightning. Stay tuned for updates.
Jun 13 - 7:18 AM

It appears that Ben Bishop may be the man in net for the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday in Game 5.

Should Bishop play, he will have received four crucial days to recover from whatever undisclosed (presumed lower body) injury that kept him out of Game 4. Through the first three games of the series, Bishop allowed seven goals on 83 combined shots but Tampa more importantly won Games 2 and 3.
Jun 12 - 11:26 PM

Ben Bishop (undisclosed) didn't take part in Friday's practice.

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper advised people not to be alarmed by that. Bishop is apparently feeling better and there's still a chance that he'll play in Game 5 on Saturday after missing Game 4.
Jun 12 - 11:59 AM

Ben Bishop is still considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, according to associate coach Rick Bowness.

His status for Saturday night's fifth game of the Stanley Cup Final remains uncertain, but he is slated to be re-evaluated on Friday. "You knew the injury is that bad when he wasn't going to play. He's a tremendous competitor," said Bowness. "When he's playing, man, he's so focused. There's a guy that has the ability to block out the world, and focus on the task at hand. Last night, when he wasn't playing, I've never seen him like that, edgy, jumpy and anxious to play. He's a great competitor and he knew he couldn't go out there and give 100 percent, so he made (the decision). That's the right call, give him a couple days to rest." The Lightning have plenty of confidence in Andrei Vasilevskiy if Bishop is unable to start in Game 5.
Jun 11 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy