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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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Coach Jon Cooper expects Ben Bishop to rebound in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.
"I think he seemed to have passed that test because in every series we've gone, the kid seems to have upped his game," said Cooper in response to Bishop's lack of playoff experience. "The one thing about him is he is a mentally tough kid. When he's challenged, he has responded." He has allowed five goals in three of his past four games, but his other outing was a shutout. Bishop also blanked the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 in the first round and he has stood toe-to-toe with Montreal's Carey Price and New York's Henrik Lundqvist. He certainly needs to be better in Game 7 on Friday night and his teammates should provide him with better support as well. May 28 - 12:27 PM

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Ben Bishop struggled through a difficult outing Tuesday as he allowed five goals on 26 shots in just over two periods of work as the Lightning were handed a 7-3 defeat by the Rangers.

Bishop has mixed a couple of strong performances in amongst a few less-than-stellar ones so far in this series so it's anyone's guess which version of the netminder will show up for Friday's Game 7. Backup Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on seven shots in relief of Tampa Bay's starter.
May 26 - 11:13 PM

Ben Bishop will get the start in Game 6 against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

The Lightning come in leading the Eastern Conference Final series 3-2, just one win away from the franchise's first Stanley Cup Final appearance since winning it in 2004. Aside from a pair of five-goal efforts in Games 3 and 4, Bishop has allowed just four goals, including Game 5's shutout, in the rest of the series combined. He's 11-7 with a .922 save percentage, a 2.08 GAA, and 12 Quality Starts in 18 games this postseason.
Source: Corey Long
May 26 - 6:02 PM

Ben Bishop is the third goaltender to record a shutout after allowing at least five goals his previous two contests within the same series.

The other two to do that were Dan Bouchard in 1981 and Carey Price in 2007. It's not surprising that the feat is rare given how unusual the circumstances need to be to qualify, but it does still speak to how remarkable Bishop's bounce back was. By turning aside all 26 Rangers shots in Game 5, he's helped give Tampa Bay a 3-2 series edge. He has a 2.08 GAA and .922 save percentage in 18 games in what is his first career playoff run.
May 25 - 10:54 AM

Ben Bishop stopped all 26 shots he faced in Tampa Bay's 2-0 win in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final.

This was an impressive bounce-back performance by Bishop, after being shelled in back-to-back games. A member of the media even went as far as to ask Lightning coach Jon Cooper if he'd think about making a goaltending change. Bishop was named the game's second star. The 28-year-old has 11-7 record with a 2.08 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage this postseason. The Lightning are now just one win away from going to the Stanley Cup Final.
May 24 - 11:10 PM

Ben Bishop will get the start in Game 5 on Sunday night against the New York Rangers.

The Lightning and Rangers come in tied at two, but Bishop hasn't been good. He's allowed 14 goals on 119 combined shots through the first four games, including 10 goals on 52 shots over the past two games. Bishop has also allowed a pair of power play goals in each of his past three games. Regardless, Bishop is Tampa Bay's man in net. He's 10-7 overall with .918 save percentage and a 2.21 GAA thus far this postseason.
May 24 - 8:01 PM

Much like New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault on the subject of possibly sitting Henrik Lundqvist earlier in the series, Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper shot down the notion of benching Ben Bishop.

In fact, Cooper called the idea "asinine." On one hand, that makes sense, as Bishop is a big-money goalie who's had some great moments in the playoffs. That said, he's looked vulnerable lately, and the Bolts have a nice backup option in Andrei Vasilevskiy.
May 23 - 1:19 PM

Ben Bishop allowed five goals on 24 shots in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers.

The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2. Despite looking shaky at times this postseason, Bishop has still posted some solid numbers. It all seems to have caught up to him though, as he has allowed 10 goals in his last two starts. The 28-year-old has a 10-7 record with a 2.21 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this postseason. The series will now shift back to New York for Game 5 on Sunday night.
May 22 - 11:22 PM

Ben Bishop's puck handling skills have been evident throughout the playoffs.

He moves the puck very well to his defensemen and coach Jon Cooper appreciates that aspect of his goaltender's game. "There's not an ounce of worry for me when he goes back there," Cooper said. "Ninety-nine percent of the time he does the right thing. Sometimes a play might go a little haywire. That's why guys like (Victor) Hedman can make a save like he did the other night (in Game 2). But in all seriousness ... it's great to have a guy back there that can do that. Not too many goalies can play the puck like he can. I mean, he's not just a guy who can rip it off the glass. He's can throw one right up the middle and on someone's tape." Bishop is one of four goalies this playoffs to contribute an assist.
May 21 - 10:24 AM

Ben Bishop turned away 23 shots in Tampa Bay's 6-5 Game 3 overtime win on Wednesday night.

It was a mixed game for Bishop, who spotted the Rangers two goals during the first half of the first period. He also stopped two of four shots on the penalty kill. But through it all, Bishop did enough for the Lightning to pull through towards a 2-1 series lead. With the win, Bishop's record improves to 10-6 with 32 goals against and a .925 save percentage through 16 games this postseason.
May 21 - 1:13 AM

Ben Bishop will be between the pipes versus the New York Rangers in Game 3 Wednesday night.

No surprises here as Bishop will start his 16th consecutive game of the 2015 postseason. He comes into Wednesday night’s contest with a 9-6 record, .932 save percentage, and the best goals-against-average (1.83) of any goalie remaining in the postseason. In Monday’s 6-2 win, Bishop stopped 35 shots, which was his second-highest playoff save total and he has also not allowed more than two goals in each of his last four starts.
Source: NHL.com
May 20 - 5:39 PM

Ben Bishop was excellent Tuesday as he backstopped the Lightning to a 6-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Bishop turned aside 35 of 37 shots in the win, which was a high-scoring affair from the get-go. The series will resume when Game 3 occurs in Tampa Bay Wednesday.
May 19 - 12:27 AM

Ben Bishop will be in net as usual for Game 2 Monday night against the New York Rangers.

Bishop was great in a losing effort Saturday afternoon but will need to be even sharper to out-perform his counterpart, Henrik Lundqvist. Bishop was handed his first ever loss to the Rangers, after starting his career 8-0-0 versus them. He has allowed two goals or fewer in eight of the last nine games and holds an impressive 1.82 goals-against-average and .931 save percentage in 14 postseason games this year.
Source: NHL.com
May 18 - 5:37 PM

Ben Bishop was almost good enough for the Tampa Bay Lightning to overcome their shortcomings, but ultimately the New York Rangers won Game 1 by a score of 2-1.

Bishop stopped 28 out of 30 shots, but Dominic Moore's deflection was one of two hard-working goals that were too much for the big goalie. The Lightning wasted a great performance by Bishop, as Henrik Lundqvist got the edge on Saturday.
May 16 - 4:00 PM

Ben Bishop will get the start in goal in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals slated to take place Saturday afternoon.

This should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the playoffs to date and has any knowledge of Bishop's record against New York. Bishop sports a ridiculous 8-0 record against the Rangers with a 1.49 goals against average and a .946 save percentage. He should be Henrik Lundqvist's equal in this series.
May 16 - 11:13 AM

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
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mark Barberio
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy