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Ben Bishop | Goalie | #31

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 216
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (85) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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GM Dean Lombardi says the trade for Ben Bishop was not an insurance policy but the opportunity to have two number one goalies.
Lombardi can say that but if Jonathan Quick is healthy, he should get most of the starts. The Kings will not want to overload Quick since he missed 59 games with a groin injury but make no mistake, he is number one while he remains healthy. "I think it’s not that complicated. Obviously we have Jon coming back," Lombardi said. "However, I think there’s a number of concerns. Number one, you’re never sure how well a guy who’s been out this long – is he going to have his ‘A-Game,’ so to speak, or not? These types of injuries which are fairly serious, the history of comebacks can go either way. That’s the first thing. On the other hand, we all know that Jon’s a tremendous athlete. He’s one of the top goaltenders in the game, and most importantly he’s one of the game’s top competitors. So you certainly don’t worry about Jon that once he passes the mental part that ‘I’m capable of doing athletically what I have in the past’ that he’s going to be able to give his all." Feb 27 - 9:15 AM

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Ben Bishop has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings.

He has been shipped to Los Angeles along with a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft in exchange for goaltender Peter Budaj, prospect defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round selection in 2017 and a conditional pick in 2017. Bishop is eligible to be an unrestricted free agent in July. He will provide the Kings with some insurance if Quick's groin acts up again.
Feb 26 - 7:17 PM

The flu bug appears to have bitten Ben Bishop, as he was absent from Sunday's practice with the team.

It's unclear if the veteran netminder will start Monday's match versus the Senators, but if he doesn't this is why. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Feb 26 - 12:46 PM

If the Lightning decide to move Ben Bishop by the NHL trade deadline, there will be plenty of interested teams.

The Flames, Jets, Flyers and Islanders all have different level of goaltending needs. Bishop has been hot of late, increasing his value to the Bolts and to potential suitors. It will be interesting to see if the Lightning moves its talented UFA goalie before the deadline.
Feb 26 - 11:06 AM

Ben Bishop stopped 20 of 21 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Bishop has really turned his season around over the last few weeks. The Lightning goalie has now rattled off five consecutive victories and he's given up two goals or less in each of those wins. With the Bolts currently outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, it'll be interesting to see if they decide to trade Bishop before next week's deadline (he's a pending unrestricted free agent). Bishop has a 16-12-3 record with a 2.55 goals-against-average and a .911 save percentage.
Feb 21 - 11:15 PM

Ben Bishop will be in the crease versus Edmonton on Tuesday night.

He has won each of his last four outings, while surrendering just five total goals against. Bishop also has a .953 save percentage during that span. He currently has a 15-12-3 record with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage.
Feb 21 - 3:49 PM

Ben Bishop made 27 saves on 29 shots to help the Lightning earn a victory over Colorado on Sunday night.

Bishop almost let the game spin away, allowing two late goals before Jonathan Drouin bailed the Bolts out with his overtime winner. Bishop has now won four straight games, improving to 15-12-3 with a 2.80 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
Feb 19 - 11:51 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Ben Bishop will be back in net against the Avalanche on Sunday.

Bishop has been sensational over his last three starts. All wins, allowing just three goals on 77 combined shots from Anaheim, Los Angeles and Winnipeg.
Feb 19 - 5:47 PM

Ben Bishop will probable get the start against the Avalanche Sunday against Colorado.

Andrei Vasilevskiy started and lost to the Stars 4-3 Saturday night, so it's likely Bishop's turn to protect the Bolts' cage Sunday against the Avs. Bishop has been hot of late winning three games in a row. We would start him against the success-challenged Avs. Stay tuned for confirmation.
Feb 19 - 10:37 AM

Ben Bishop seems to be back on his game.

He had not allowed a goal in 132 minutes before Jacob Trouba broke his shutout streak halfway through the third period of Saturday night's game. Bishop has also won three starts in a row and has a .961 save percentage over that span. It looks as if he is a safe start again after a sub-par January.
Feb 12 - 11:24 AM

Ben Bishop blocked 32 of 33 shots Saturday night and let one get past him as the Lightning beat the Jets 4-1.

This was Bishop’s third consecutive win. In those games, he has given up only three goals on 77 shots for a three-game save percentage of .961. That record was helped along by a 28-shot shutout Tuesday night against the Kings.
Feb 12 - 12:45 AM

Ben Bishop will be back in net for the Lightning as they take on the Jets on Saturday.

He's turned away 32 of 34 shots over his last two games, which were victories over Anaheim and Los Angeles. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
Feb 11 - 5:57 PM

Ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots he faced in Tampa Bay's 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Finally, Bishop managed to collect his first shutout of the 2016-17 season. He hasn't been very good this year, but maybe he's finally ready to turn things around. If the Bolts hope to make a run at a playoff spot, they'll need their big goalie to help carry them there. Bishop has now won back-to-back games and he's given up just two goals during that stretch. He owns a 13-12-3 record with a 2.69 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage.
Feb 7 - 11:35 PM

Ben Bishop is expected to get the nod in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

Vasilevskiy was the only goalie on the ice for the morning skate, which would indicate that Bishop will be between the pipes tonight. One of his better performances of the season came in a 2-1 win over the Kings in Los Angeles. Bishop has a 12-12-3 record with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage this season.
Feb 7 - 6:17 PM

Ben Bishop gave up two regulation goals on only 16 shots Saturday night, but it was enough to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 shootout win over the Ducks.

The game was forced into overtime when Ryan Getzlaf scored against Bishop at 4:02 in the third. Jakob Silfverberg and Getzlaf also found the back of the net during the shootout, but Bishop stopped the next two in a four-round battle. Bishop’s record now stands at 12-12-3.
Feb 4 - 10:44 PM

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