Tampa Bay Lightning: Ben Bishop Comes Up Big in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

June 9th, 2015 by Bob Fox Leave a reply »

When it comes to talking about goalies in the NHL, you don't hear Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning mentioned in the same conversation with the likes of Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens or Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.

Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy in 2012, while Price is expected to win that same award as well the Hart Memorial Trophy for the 2014-15 season.

The 6'7" Bishop has been very solid in the past two seasons with the Lightning as their full-time starter in front of the net.

Last season, Bishop won 37 games and posted a 2.23 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. That performance allowed Bishop to become a finalist for the Vezina Trophy, which eventually went to Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins.

Also, Bishop suffered a wrist injury late in the season which forced the former Maine Black Bear out of the playoffs.

The Bolts were swept in four games last postseason with Bishop out of the lineup against the Canadiens.

In 2014-15, Bishop upped his win total to 40 games while posting a 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage. Even though his num ...

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