At 6-foot-7, Ben Bishop casts an imposing figure in the Ottawa Senators' net. His teammates are more impressed with the rookie's poise and confidence than his size.
Bishop made 25 saves in his home debut with the Senators, and Ottawa beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-1 Thursday night.
''Bishop played unbelievable,'' defenseman Jared Cowen said. ''I think that's a good thing for us because going down the stretch goalies are huge. He's already been a big part of the team for us.''
The Senators were in need of solid goaltending after Craig Anderson injured his hand. Bishop was acquired from the St. Louis Blues before last week's NHL trade deadline.
''It was a big team win, but for myself it was just nice to get my first one at home and get that under my belt,'' Bishop said.
Nick Foligno had the winning goal, and Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Senators (36-25-8).
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