Bishop stopped 52 of 54 shots during Tuesday's 2-1 double-overtime loss to the Blues in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinals. He was by far the busier netminder on the night -- Jordan Binnington only had to make 29 saves to get the win -- and he had little chance on the winning goal, as Robert Thomas' shot from the circle hit the post and caromed off Bishop's back before falling into the crease behind him, where Pat Maroon knocked it home before he could turn around. Bishop finishes the playoffs with a 2.22 GAA and .933 save percentage through 13 games, numbers comparable to his impressive return to form in the regular season.
Bishop will tend the twine for Tuesday's Game 7 road matchup with St. Louis, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. After Bishop took a puck to the collarbone in Game 6 on Sunday, and was subsequently pulled from the game, there was some concern he wouldn't be available for Game 7. Coach Jim Montgomery shut down any speculation by naming his starter early, going back to Bishop who is sporting a solid .929 save percentage in the postseason.
Bishop was pulled during the third period of Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Blues, but head coach Jim Montgomery says he is "fine," Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports. Things got messy for Bishop in the third period. He got run over by Pat Maroon but slowly got back up. Then, just moments later, he took a laser shot from Colton Parayko near the collarbone, leaving him in obvious pain on the ice. While he was down, St. Louis capitalized by extending the lead to 3-1 with a Jaden Schwartz goal. Bishop would stay in the game and let up his fourth goal just over 30 seconds later, prompting Anton Khudobin to replace him. The 32-year-old ended his day with four goals allowed on 20 shots. For now, it seems that he should be healthy for Game 7 on Tuesday, but an update on his status should be available in the coming days.
Bishop will patrol the home crease for Sunday's Game 6 against the Blues, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports. Bishop has been solid in the series thus far, going 3-2-0 with a 2.42 GAA and .923 save percentage in five starts. He seems to have shaken off the blocker-side struggles that plagued him in Game 3 of this series specifically. The 32-year-old has performed much better at home than on the road in his career, as evidenced by his .924 save percentage and 2.18 GAA at home compared to a .916 save percentage and 2.45 GAA on the road.
Bishop stopped 38 of 39 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blues in Game 5. Bishop was locked in from the start in this contest, only allowing one goal to Jaden Schwartz in the third period after a misplay by the usually steady netminder. Thanks to Bishop's big game, the Stars have a 3-2 series lead and home-ice advantage for Game 6 on Sunday, which he will almost certainly start.
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