Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/15/13
TAMPA, Fla. Ben Bishop will stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning for at least a few more years. The fourth-year goalie was signed to a two-year extension, the team announced Monday. Bishop has appeared in six games with the Lightning after he was acquired from the Ottawa Senators at the April 3 trade deadline. He has earned a 2-3-0 record with a .916 save percentage and a 3.21 goals-against average. He made a strong debut against the Carolina Hurricanes on April 4, stopping 45 shots in a 5-0 victory. Bishop, a native of Denver, has appeared in 42 career NHL games. In that span, he has earned a 17-16-3 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.67 goals-against average. He played in 13 games with the St. Louis Blues during the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons before joining the Senators prior to the 2011-12 campaign. The Lightning have 37 points, nine behind the New York Rangers for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They play at the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. You can follow Andrew Astleford on Twitter @aastleford or email him at aastleford@gmail.com.
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