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Ben Bishop | Goalie | #30

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 216
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (85) / STL
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Ben Bishop was pulled after allowing four goals on 20 shots in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.
Bishop finished the second period, but didn't come out for the third period. The Lightning's starter is going through a tough stretch. He has just one win in his last seven games. Bishop has an 8-10-1 record with a 2.86 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage this season. If this slide continues, he might start losing starts to Andrei Vasilevskiy. Dec 8 - 11:59 PM

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Ben Bishop is expected to start on Thursday.

Bishop was the first goalie off the ice, which is usually a good indicator of who the starter will be. He has an 8-9-1 record, 2.74 GAA, and .910 save percentage in 18 contests in 2016-17.
Dec 8 - 11:31 AM

Ben Bishop was out-dueled by Cam Ward in a tense, 1-0 showdown on Sunday between Tampa Bay and Carolina.

Bishop made 29 saves before the Hurricanes finally beat him in overtime. Bishop falls to 8-9-1 with a 2.74 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
Dec 5 - 12:05 AM

The Lightning have chosen to go with Ben Bishop against Carolina on Sunday.

Don't look now but Bishop is starting to round into shape. Over his last 11 games he may be 5-6 but he boasts a .922 save percentage and just 25 goals against over that span.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 4 - 5:02 PM

Ben Bishop faced 35 shots and stopped all but one of them as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 Saturday night.

Bishop needed an outing like this. He has been on a freefall in recent events with a four-game losing streak that witnessed a save percentage of no more than .900. His season mark plummeted to .902, which probably meant he was not on very many radar screens. Blocking 34 of 35 shots Saturday night gave him a .971, however, and will undoubtedly raise his salary cap in coming contests.
Dec 3 - 11:44 PM

It'll be Ben Bishop in Tampa's net on Saturday against the Capitals.

Bishop has been mired in a four-game slide, allowing 13 goals in that span. Albeit it the latest was in a relief effort. All that said, he's been vastly better against Eastern foes. In 12 starts he's 7-5 with a 2.94 GAA with a .911 save percentage.
Dec 3 - 4:06 PM

Ben Bishop was saddled with the 5-4 loss to the Blues in relief on Thursday.

Bishop turned away nine of 10 shots, including both on the kill. Tough way to lose considering he gave up just one goal, but them's the breaks. Bishops record drops to 7-9 with a .902 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA.
Dec 2 - 1:48 AM

This has been a challenging campaign so far for Ben Bishop.

Bishop absorbed a 4-1 loss on Sunday, dropping to a 7-8-0 record, 3.04 GAA, and .902 save percentage. "It's kind of been the story of the year," Bishop said. "Bad bounce, tips, goals off my own players. It kind of seems like it happens every single game, but nobody is going to feel sorry for you. You've just got to keep working and eventually the tides will turn." Hopefully for the sake of Bishop and the Lightning, that will prove to be an accurate prediction. He's certainly capable of far better than this, especially after being a finalist for the Vezina Trophy last season.
Nov 28 - 10:57 AM

The Bruins tore up Ben Bishop in Sunday's 4-1 loss, his third straight bad game.

Bishop stopped 26 of 30 shots, and allowed a power play goal on two shots. During his current slide the veteran netminder has allowed a dozen goals. Yikes. He's now 7-8 on the season with a 3.04 GAA and a .902 save percentage.
Nov 27 - 4:55 PM

Ben Bishop will get the start Sunday afternoon against the Bruins.

He will be looking to rebound from an unfortunate 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday. Bishop has lost four out of his last six games and has been outplayed by backup Andrei Vasilievskiy this season. That said, the Bolts have no plans to remove Bishop from the starter's position.
Nov 27 - 10:09 AM

Ben Bishop blamed himself for Friday's 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Lightning found themselves down 2-0 going into the second period and 3-2 heading into the third. They managed to tie the game, but eventually fell in regulation. "We did a good job of coming back," Bishop said. "We battled our way back to a tie it in the third. I got to come up with a big save there. I think I let the guys down." Bishop is still the team's starting goalie, but with Andrei Vasilevskiy playing so well, the Lightning could opt to split starts a little more evenly.
Nov 26 - 11:34 AM

Ben Bishop allowed five goals on 38 shots in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Bishop has lost four of his last six games and he's given up at least three goals in four of those contests. He has a 7-7-0 record with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage this season. Bishop's still the team's starting goalie, but they might start thinking about giving Andrei Vasilevskiy more starts.
Nov 25 - 11:12 PM

It's confirmed, Ben Bishop will face Columbus on Friday night.

He has a 2.80 GAA and .908 save percentage in 13 games this season. Bishop is 5-2 with just nine goals against in seven career games against the Blue Jackets.
Nov 25 - 5:54 PM

Ben Bishop is projected to start on Friday.

That's based on the fact that Bishop was the first goalie off the ice Friday morning. He has a 2.80 GAA and .908 save percentage in 13 games in 2016-17.
Nov 25 - 11:57 AM

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop turned away 27 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Predators in Nashville Monday night.

Despite the Lightning's success in the early part of the 2016-2017 season, Bishop's stats aren't dazzling. He is 7-6-0, with a goals-against average of 2.80 and a save percentage of 9.08. Stick with him, though, if you have him on your fantasy team. He'll undoubtedly return to form sooner or later.
Nov 22 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
5Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
8Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy