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.
Bishop will start between the pipes for Friday's Game 5 matchup with the Blues in St. Louis, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Bishop is currently 2-2-0 in this series, having allowed 11 goals in the first four games while posting a 2.78 GAA and .906 save percentage. With the series tied up, Game 5 will represent a huge opportunity for the Colorado native and his squad to tip the scales back in their favor after trailing the Blues in the series 2-1 following Game 3. Bishop is coming fresh off a Game 4 win, in which he made 27 of 29 possible saves.
Bishop stopped 27 of 29 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Blues in Game 4.
Bishop got enough support from the team around him to make sure the Stars leave home with the series tied at two games apiece. He's allowed 11 goals in four games in the series, and will look to give the Stars a lead in Friday's Game 5.
Bishop will guard the cage at home for Wednesday's Game 4 matchup with St. Louis, Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com reports.
Bishop has underwhelmed through the first three games of the second round, as he is sporting a 3.04 GAA and .898 save percentage, a far cry from his first-round numbers, 1.90 and .945 respectively. Dallas is allowing 34 shots per game, worst of the eight remaining teams, and will need to help Bishop out by limiting opportunities if the club is going to advance to the Western Conference finals.
Bishop stopped 30 of 34 shots during Monday's 4-3 loss to the Blues in Game 3 of their Western Conference second-round series.
The netminder wasn't especially sharp, getting beaten 87 seconds into the game and then allowing the game-winner with 98 seconds left in the third period. Bishop will take a 2.26 GAA and .931 save percentage through nine postseason starts into Wednesday's Game 4, with Dallas looking to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole.
Bishop will tend the cage for Monday's Game 3 against the visiting Blues, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Bishop is coming off a solid performance in Game 2, stopping 32 of 34 shots en route to the victory. In his past five games, the 32-year-old is 4-1-0 along with a 1.90 GAA and .941 save percentage. Bishop and the Stars will hope to feed off the home crowd, as they racked up a 24-14-3 record on home ice this campaign. The Blue are no road slouch, however, racking up a 21-13-7 record away from home.
Bishop allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 4-2 victory against the Blues in Game 2 of the second round on Saturday.
Most of the scoring in this one took place in the first period. Bishop stopped 23 of 24 shots in the final two stanzas. The goal he yielded early in the third period made things interesting, but the Stars iced the game with an empty-netter late. Bishop is 5-3 with a 2.05 GAA and .938 save percentage this postseason.
Bishop will guard the cage in Saturday's Game 2 against the Blues in St. Louis, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop wasn't great in Game 1, surrendering three goals on 20 shots en route to a 3-2 loss. The American netminder will look to shake off that uncharacteristically poor performance and help his team return to Dallas for Game 3 with the series tied at one game apiece if he picks up his fifth win of this postseason Saturday.
Bishop gave up three goals on 20 shots in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Blues in Game 1 of their second-round series.
Bishop was unable to meet the challenge in this game, although getting bested twice by Vladimir Tarasenko is a forgivable offense. The hulking netminder has a 2.05 GAA and a .937 save percentage in seven playoff appearances, and he'll likely continue to see all of the starts as long as he's healthy.
Bishop will get the starting nod for Thursday's Game 1 clash with the Blues on the road, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Bishop recorded a phenomenal 1.90 GAA and .945 save percentage in the first round versus the Predators and will look to carry that momentum into the second-round matchup with St. Louis. Injuries limited the netminder to just 46 appearances in the regular season and saw him miss the 30-win mark by just three victories.
Bishop allowed one goal on 48 shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win against the Predators in Game 6.
The Vezina Trophy candidate allowed only 12 goals over six contests in the series, and closed the series out with three straight victories. Bishop has the ability to carry the Stars to a deep postseason run if he can keep performing at this level against the Blues in the second round.
Bishop will tend the home cage for Monday's Game 6 clash with the Predators, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Bishop is coming off a solid outing in Game 5, where he stopped 30 of 33 shots en route to the victory. In two home games in the series thus far, Bishop has been outstanding, accumulating a 1-1-0 record along with a 2.04 GAA and .937 save percentage. The Stars will need that same sort of performance from Bishop if they want to finish off the Predators at home.
Bishop made 30 saves Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Predators in Game 5.
He was sharp in the win, and he learned mid-game that he was a Vezina Trophy nominee for top goalie in the NHL. It's a nod to Bishop's fantastic regular season -- arguably the best one of his career. He delivered a 27-15-2 record in 45 starts and brought home a 1.98 GAA and .934 save percentage. It's his third nomination, which puts him in special company. Why? Bishop is just the 12th goalie since 1981 (when voting began for the award) to be a finalist three times. We're sure he'd love the hardware, but Bishop would be the first to say that the big silver chalice named Stanley is the only trophy he wants right now. And he has his Stars one game from moving to the second round.
Bishop will patrol the crease during Saturday's Game 5 against the Predators in Nashville, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Bishop was fantastic in Wednesday's Game 4, turning aside 34 of 35 shots en route to a convincing 5-1 victory. The American netminder will look to stay sharp and help his team return to Dallas for Monday's Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead by picking up his second road win of this postseason Saturday.
Bishop made 34 saves Wednesday and allowed only one goal in the Stars' 5-1 win over Nashville in Game 4.
Before the game was 15 minutes old, Bishop had seen his team score four goals and chase Pekka Rinne from the opposing net. Armed with a four-goal, first-period lead, Bishop and the Stars cruised to victory in this one, evening the series at two and setting up a pivotal Game 5 in Nashville on Saturday.
Bishop will guard the cage at home for Wednesday's Game 4 matchup with Nashville, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Bishop faced his lightest workload of the postseason in Game 3, as he only saw 28 shots, but still gave up a series-high three goals. The veteran netminder has been on the wrong side of a one-goal game in each of his previous two outings and will likely need to give up two or fewer goals if he wants to walk away with a victory in Game 4.
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