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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 (lower body) hopes to be back by the end of the week.
"I just tweaked something at the (end) of the first," Bishop said referring to the lower-body injury he sustained on Monday. "I just figured there was a minute, 15 (seconds) left so I could just wait until the intermission. Nothing serious and hopefully I can be back by the end of the week. We'll take it day-by-day." The Lightning will practice on Thursday and Bishop wants to be on the ice to test his ailment. Dec 17 - 11:28 AM

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Ben Bishop (lower body) isn't expected to be on the sidelines for long.

Bishop left Monday's game due to the ailment, but he hopes to be back on Friday or Saturday. In other words, Tuesday's contest might be Tampa Bay's only game without Bishop because of this injury. The Lightning called up Andrei Vasilevskiy, but it's not yet clear if he'll start Tuesday or if Evgeni Nabokov will get the nod.
Dec 16 - 12:51 PM

Ben Bishop (lower body) has to re-evaluated before the Lightning can provide a timetable for his return.

He left Monday's game against Pittsburgh after the first period due to a lower-body injury. "We play in less than 24 hours, he pulled himself out, so it'd be pretty hard to go in less than 24 hours," coach Jon Cooper said. Kristers Gudlevskis or Andrei Vasilevskiy will likely join the club on an emergency basis on Tuesday night against Philadelphia. One of them will probably serve as Evgeni Nabokov's understudy.
Dec 16 - 9:51 AM

Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop was injured during the Lightning's 4-2 loss to the Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday night.

Evgeni Nabokov started the second period in place of Bishop, who sustained a lower-body injury in the first period. Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said it's not likely Bishop will play Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers. "We play in less than 24 hours. (Bishop) pulled himself out tonight. It'd be hard to go in less than 24 hours," Cooper was quoted as saying. Bishop allowed a shorthanded goal by Penguins forward Brandon Sutter with 51 seconds remaining in the first period. He made four saves on five shots before leaving the game, which was tied 1-1 at the end of the first. Bishop has not enjoyed any success against the Pens, entering Monday's game without a win against them and a 4.43 goals-against average and .876 save percentage. He's generally a formidable goalie, however, and he is 16-6-2 this season, with a 2.35 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
Dec 15 - 11:06 PM

Ben Bishop will be in net for the Bolts Monday against the Penguins.

It’s not the best team to face but without Sydney Crosby, the Penguins are a much different and less threatening team. So Bishop will try to improve upon his 16-6-2 record in Pittsburgh against Marc-Andre Fleury and the Pens. In three career games against the Penguins, Bishop has yet to record a victory and has an ugly 4.43 goals-against-average and .876 save percentage.
Dec 15 - 5:19 PM

Ben Bishop made 24 saves in Tampa Bay’s 4-2 loss to Washington on Saturday night.

Bishop gave up three goals in this one. He has lost his last three starts, giving up a combined 10 markers. Despite 16 wins, Bishop’s rates aren’t that amazing — 2.34 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.
Dec 13 - 10:39 PM

To confirm an earlier report, Ben Bishop will indeed be between the pipes on Saturday night.

In five career starts against the Capitals, four of which while with the Lightning, he's won just one time. In fact he's allowed 19 goals during that time. Perhaps this is one team that has his number.
Source: Joe Smith
Dec 13 - 6:25 PM

Ben Bishop will likely be in goal when the Lightning face off against the Capitals Saturday night.

Evgeni Nabokov started Tampa's last game, a 2-1 win over Carolina, so Bishop should be plenty rested for this contest. Bishop will be looking to avenge Tuesday's 5-3 loss at the hands of these same Capitals, a game in which he allowed four goals on 38 shots.
Dec 13 - 11:35 AM

Ben Bishop will get the nod against the Capitals on Tuesday night.

With a win, Tampa can tie Anaheim for most points in the NHL with 41, and Bishop can tie Nashville's Pekka Rinne for most wins with 17 in the process. Big things are happening in Florida this season.
Dec 9 - 5:28 PM

Ben Bishop yielded three goals on 20 shots to the Blue Jackets in the Lightning’s 3-1 loss Saturday night.

Not the finest effort from the 28-year-old. Tampa Bay dictated the pace of this game, but the goaltending from each side was the difference. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak, so we’ll let this one slide. Bishop is still one of the better goaltenders in the league, at least when it comes from a wins perspective. He’s 16-4-2 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .916 save percentage this season.
Dec 6 - 10:32 PM

Ben Bishop will indeed be between the pipes versus the Blue Jackets.

The Lightning have the East's best goal differencial at +28, and the Blue Jackets have the East's worst at -29. So you should probably start Bishop.
Source: Joe Smith
Dec 6 - 5:30 PM

Ben Bishop will likely get the start in goal against the Blue Jackets Saturday night.

He was not on the ice for the Bolts' optional skate while backup Evgeni Nabokov was. That's a strong indication Bishop will get the call.
Dec 6 - 11:18 AM

13 saves was all Ben Bishop needed to contribute in the Bolts' 5-0 shutout victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Bishop's 13-saves were the least he's had to make all season long, and reeled in his first shutout of the season as an extra bonus. It was Bishop's fifth straight win, improving his impressive record to 16-3-2 so far with a 2.20 goals against average and .919 save percentage.
Dec 5 - 12:52 AM

Ben Bishop made 32 saves in Monday's 6-3 win over the New York Rangers.

Bishop has now won six of his last seven starts. The 28-year-old has continued where he left off last season before his season-ending injury. Bishop allowed three goals in the first period and a half of the game, but he was perfect the rest of the way. His record improves to 15-3-2 with a 2.30 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage.
Dec 1 - 10:25 PM

Ben Bishop will be in net for the Lightning Monday night versus the Rangers.

It's safe to say, Bishop loves facing the New York Rangers. He has a 1.26 goals-against-average and .953 save percentage to go with two shutouts in seven career games versus the Blue shirts (six starts). He will go for his third win of the year over the Rangers and 15th win overall.
Dec 1 - 6:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
6Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Brenden Morrow
4Alex Killorn
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Brett Connolly
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Mark Barberio
7Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov
3Andrei Vasilevskiy