Bishop stopped 37-of-38 shots in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win over Los Angeles. Bishop is 4-0-1 in his last five starts following a five-game losing streak, having allowed one or fewer goals in each of those four wins. The 6-foot-7 goaltender ranks third in the NHL with a 1.99 GAA, and should improve on his 9-7-2 record as the Lightning continue to find their footing on offense.
Bishop made 30 saves in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Ducks. It was his first shutout of the season. He's now 3-1 in his last four start after he's struggled with five consecutive losses. Bishop continues to deliver strong individual numbers and soon, more wins will continue to roll in.
Bishop will be between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Ducks, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Bishop was outstanding in his last start, turning away 20 of the 21 shots he faced en route to a 2-1 win over one of the league's best teams, the New York Rangers. On Saturday he'll take on a Ducks team that has been horrendous offensively this season, averaging just 1.85 goals scored per game, second worst in the NHL.
Bishop ended the Rangers' nine-game winning streak by stopping 20 of 21 shots in a 2-1 win Thursday. It seems like Bishop just wakes up in the morning ready to beat the Blueshirts, even if they come in riding high. He's now a perfect 9-0 in his career against the Rangers, giving up just 12 goals in those nine games (eight starts), and he sent them home in last year's playoffs, too. Although he did have a bad game against Florida his last time out, Bishop's mediocre 7-7-2 record is hardly his fault, considering he just herecently had a five-game losing streak in which he gaves up only eight goals.
Bishop will be the starter in net for Thursday evening's matchup at home against the Rangers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Despite his somewhat poor 6-7-2 record to start the season, Bishop has actually been doing very well, which can be seen in his .918 save percentage and 2.26 GAA. The culprit for his bad record is likely the Lightnings' struggles on offense, as the defending Eastern Conference champions have been scoring an average of just 2.30 goals per game. Bishop will face a Rangers team on Thursday that he knows well after facing them seven times last year in the post season. The Rangers are currently tied for first place in the Eastern Conference and have been extremely hot, winning their last nine games in a row. Bishop has won all eight of his career regular season matchups against the Rangers, giving up just 11 total goals.
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