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Ben Bishop | Goalie | #30

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 214
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (85) / STL
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Ben Bishop gave up four goals on 39 shots, but the Lightning still managed to beat the Islanders 5-4 in overtime in Game 3.
The Bolts found themselves down on three different occasions in this one, but they managed to tie the game with less than 40 seconds remaining in the third period. Brian Boyle scored the game-winner in overtime less than three minutes into the extra frame. Bishop has won four of his last five games dating back to Game 4 against Detroit, but he's given up four goals in two of his last three outings. He has a 6-2 record with a 2.27 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage this postseason. May 3 - 10:41 PM

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Ben Bishop will be in net on Tuesday as the Lighting battle the Islanders in Game 3.

Bishop has seen just 13 pucks beat him through the first seven games of his postseason on nearly 200 combined shots. While the Islanders chased him in Game 1 with four goals on 13 shots, he stoned them with just one goal on 20 shots in Game 2. Suffice it to say, one should expect another strong game from him.
May 3 - 5:55 PM

Ben Bishop backstopped his Lightning to a Game 2 win over the Islanders on Saturday.

Bishop turned away 19 of 20 shots during the game, including four of five on the kill. Suffice it to say, Bishop's teammates made it a very easy afternoon for him as the series now stands knotted at one thanks to the 4-1 win.
Apr 30 - 6:31 PM

Look for Ben Bishop to start in goal Saturday afternoon in Game 2 against the Islanders.

Bishop had a rough ride in Game 1 allowing four goals on only 13 shots and was pulled. However, Bishop had a wonderful season and was nominated for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. Bishop has also performed very well in the playoffs before. We expect him to bounce back big time in Saturday's matinee.
Apr 30 - 10:29 AM

Tampa Bay is confident that Ben Bishop will bounce back in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.

He was pulled twice in last year's playoffs and in Game 7 versus the Rangers he rebounded with a shutout in the Eastern Conference final. Bishop has been superb all season, so there's plenty of reason to believe he will be much better this weekend.
Apr 28 - 8:39 AM

Ben Bishop has been named a finalist for the Vezina Trophy.

The announcement was made on Wednesday. Bishop, Washington's Braden Holtby and Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick are up for the top goaltender of the year award. The Lightning goalie led the league with a 2.06 GAA and finished second with a .926 save percentage. He also tied for second with six shutouts and tied for fourth with 35 victories. Bishop could have added some more wins to that record, but he lost 12 games when allowing two or fewer goals.
Apr 28 - 7:49 AM

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had a night to forget Wednesday, coughing up four goals on the 13 shots he faced before being pulled in the Lightning's 5-3 loss to the visiting New York Islanders in the first game of the teams' second-round playoff series.

Bishop, who had a good season and was named a Vezina Trophy finalist earlier Wednesday, didn't make any excuses for himself. "One of those nights where nothing goes your way," he said. "You just have to move on from it and we've got another game in a couple of days. It's not about the last game anymore, it's about the next one so I need to focus on that." Andrei Vasilevskiy replaced Bishop after the Isles' fourth goal at 8:59 of the second period. Vasilevskiy stopped all eight shots on him.
Apr 27 - 11:40 PM

Ben Bishop will get the nod for Game 1 in Tampa Bay's Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the New York Islanders.

Bishop recorded 1.61 goals-against average and a .950 save percentage in Round 1 against Detroit. He finished the five-game series with a shutout.
Apr 27 - 6:34 PM

Ben Bishop pitched a 34-save shutout to finish off the Red Wings in Game 5 in Thursday night's 1-0 victory.

Bishop stood tall as the Red Wings tried to stave off elimination, and helped kill off a Detroit powerplay in the game's final minute. The 29-year-old has been on-point in the post-season, allowing two goals in each game until Game 5. The Bolts now await the Panthers-Islanders winner for their Round 2 matchup.
Apr 21 - 9:54 PM

Ben Bishop was the first goaltender off the ice following Tampa Bay's Thursday morning skate.

Not that you needed an indication that Bishop would start Thursday night, but here it is anyways. Bishop has a 2.01 GAA and .937 save percentage in four starts in the first round.
Apr 21 - 12:21 PM

Ben Bishop didn't skate on Monday and Tuesday morning prior to Game 4.

Coach Jon Cooper said it was just an opportunity to give Bishop some rest and it wasn't related to any kind of injury concern. "He's been our horse," Cooper said. "The one thing about the playoffs, it's not only the physical rest, it's the mental rest as well. If we feel that he needs to get a little bit of a break, we give it to him. He's done this before where he hasn't taken the ice and he's come back and been outstanding. He knows how to manage his body and mind and we've kind of gotten in to a little bit of groove over the past three years."
Apr 20 - 10:20 AM

Ben Bishop stopped 26 of 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Detroit.

The Lightning jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the midway point of the second frame, but the Red Wings answered twice before the end of the period. Bishop and the Lightning were able to shut the door in the third period while Ondrej Palat scored the game-winner. Bishop has a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .937 save percentage so far this postseason. The Lightning will head into Game 5 with a chance to eliminate the Red Wings.
Apr 19 - 10:23 PM

Ben Bishop will be in net for Tampa Bay as they take on Detroit in Game 4 on Tuesday.

Bishop and the Lightning come into the the match with a chance to put a choke-hold on the series, as winning tonight puts them up 3-1. Bishop meanwhile has turned away 92 of 98 combined shots through the first three games of the series.
Source: Paul Harris
Apr 19 - 6:05 PM

Ben Bishop allowed two goals on 30 shots in Sunday's 2-0 loss against the Detroit Red Wings.

Bishop was the busier of the two goalies tonight, but Detroit's Petr Mrazek, who made his playoff debut tonight, didn't let anything get by him. It's hard to fault Bishop on either goal. Andreas Athanasiou opened the scoring with a blast from the slot and Henrik Zetterberg scored a fluky goal that went off both his skates. Bishop will enter Game 4 with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .939 save percentage this postseason. The Bolts lead the series 2-1.
Apr 17 - 10:39 PM

Ben Bishop will start in goal Sunday against the Red Wings in Game 3 of Tampa's opening round playoff series.

Bishop is 2-0 this post season and has not allowed more than two goals in his two starts to date. He has also turned aside 64 of 68 shots on goal for a .941 save percentage.
Apr 16 - 11:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Michael Blunden
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Matt Taormina
9Slater Koekkoek
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kristers Gudlevskis