The Lightning will be without Ben Bishop after the superstar goalie was stretchered off the ice following a severe injury sustained in the first period of Tampa Bay’s Eastern Conference Final Game 1 matchup against the Penguins.
That’s suboptimal goaltending.
You could make the argument and not be laughed out of the room that Ben Bishop at 100 percent is not preferable to Andrei Vasilevskiy, let alone Ben Bishop with whatever knee/groin/mysterious lower body ailment had him looking like an old man every time he struggled to regain his skates or go to his left.
The Tampa Bay Lightning squeaked by the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 to win Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday night, tying the series at one game apiece. Jason Garrison scored a power play goal nearly nine minutes into the third period, and it proved to be the game-winner for Tampa Bay.
Henrik Lundqvist isn’t supposed to lose Game 7. And to be fair, New York’s 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay last night was in no way Lundqvist’s fault. For two periods New York’s attack was ineffectual, and its defense allowed the Lightning to get off a number of quality shots. Lundqvist saved them all. Even though they had been…
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop briefly left the ice before his biggest game of the season after absorbing a warmup shot right in the nuts.
So rarely does a four-goal game have such an obviously pivotal moment as did last night’s 6-2 Lightning win to even their series with the Rangers at a game apiece. Rather than the laugher the score suggests, it was, for most of its runtime, a tense, thrilling game: maybe the fastest and most wide-open of these…
On the less-unhinged side of the NHL Awards, here we have Doc Emrick lending his play-by-play skills to a bubble hockey game between NHL Stars. One of the matchups included dueling goaltenders: Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop and the Bruins' Tuukka Rask.