The Climb Gets Steeper

It's an ugly truth, but the reality of the situation is this: Tampa Bay may have played their last home game of the season Friday night against Montreal. I mean, sure, a single win in the Bell Centre would erase that idea, but at this point would you put even the slightest wager on this team pulling that out? They're down but they're definitely not out, but something...
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Tampa Bay Lightning injury updates: Ben Bishop and Ondrej Palat

The bad luck just keeps coming for the Tampa Bay Lightning.Ondrej Palat is not expected to play in game two of their round one series against the Montreal Canadiens, and Ben Bishop won't return for the forseeable future, according to head coach Jon Cooper.Bishop's injury is nothing new. He injured his elbow in a game against the Leafs near the end of the regular season and...
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Lightning' Ben Bishop still has no return date

The Tampa Bay Lightning have started the first round of the playoffs without one of their key-players. Ben Bishop remains sidelined with an upper-body/wrist-elbow-shoulder injury and there is no clear date for his return.Leech44-wikimedia commonsBishop skated solo in Tampa on Thursday morning. It was the third day in a row he was taking the ice. The first two days he was supporting...
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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop ruled out for Game 1 vs. Montreal Canadiens

With a season worth of winning a Vezina, goaltender Ben Bishop helped carry the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first playoff berth in three years. The Lightning finished 2nd in the Atlantic and will face the Montreal Canadiens in the first-round. Unfortunately, Bishop suffered an upper-body injury last week and has been on the shelf since. The Lightning hoped the week of rest before...
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No white flags just yet; Lightning continuing surge for home ice in playoffs

TAMPA, Fla. -- Their narrative has flipped. Their surge wasn't supposed to happen. When goaltender Ben Bishop, the Tampa Bay Lightning's Big Answer in the crease, slumped off the ice Tuesday, the sight was supposed to mean their momentum's end, their hopes dashed. Home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was supposed to be a fantasy. Get us rewrite...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop will sit out the Lightning's final 3 games, his status for playoffs is uncertain

Ben Bishop will sit out the final three games of the regular season, and the Lightning goaltender's availability for the first round of the playoffs is uncertain. Though coach Jon Cooper did not rule out Bishop playing in the first round, which is expected to be against the Canadiens, he did not offer a timetable either. "No, I wouldn't rule him out," Cooper said...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop to miss rest of regular season

TAMPA, Fla. -- Goaltender Ben Bishop will miss the rest of the regular season, though a return in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs has not been ruled out. Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper delivered the news Wednesday afternoon, less than a day after Bishop left early in the first period of a victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Times Forum with...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop Leaves Game Against Leafs With Injury

TAMPA, Fla. — Ondrej Palat had two goals, Anders Lindback came off the bench to make 25 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended Toronto’s playoff hopes by beating the Maple Leafs 3-0 on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop left with 14:17 left in the first due to an undisclosed upper-body injury. He was hurt while lunging to his left and landing on his side while attempting...
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Darren Pang (5’5) And Ben Bishop (6’7) Traded Goalie Equipment, Then Took This Awesome Photo

Standing at 5’5 tall, Darren Pang is the second shortest goaltender to ever play in the NHL, taller than only one-aptly nicknamed Roy “Shrimp” Worters, who was 5’3. Meanwhile, Ben Bishop – listed at 6’7 – happens to be the tallest netminder to ever man an NHL crease. The Lightning goalie recently crossed paths with Panger, now working as a broadcaster, in Tampa Bay’s...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Bishop sets Lightning record with 31st win this season

TAMPA, Fla. -- Pats on the helmet for Ben Bishop came often after the final horn sounded, and for good reason. He has become one of the Tampa Bay Lightning's most important faces in their playoff push. Now, he owns a franchise record to complement his standout year. Bishop set a Tampa Bay record for wins in a season by claiming victory No. 31 when the Lightning beat the New Jersey...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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