Bolts' Bishop Struggled At Worlds: Ben Bishop struggled at the World Hockey Championships while playing for Team USA and finished the tournament on the bench behind 19-year-old Ducks prospect John Gibson. He finished 3-2-0, but sported a 2.83 GAA and .876 save percentage. (Updated 6/11/13)
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Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman wouldn't talk about the specifics of the performance, only telling the Tampa Bay Times, "You can learn a lot when they [situations] don't go as well and be better for it." Ben Bishop had a particularly bad performance in the final game of the round robin, as his gaffes led to two goals in the first 3:44. He will be in a platoon next season with Anders Lindback, and he'll need to demonstrate resiliency to retain his share of playing time. (Updated 6/11/13).
06/11/2013 18:27 Bolts' Bishop Struggled At Worlds
Bishop struggled at the World Hockey Championships while playing for Team USA and finished the tournament on the bench behind Anaheim prospect 19-year-old John Gibson. He finished 3-2-0, but sported a mediocre 2.83 goals-against average and poor .876 save percentage.
Acquired for a 2013 second-round draft pick in late February, Ben Bishop was immediately thrown into the lineup to play for the injured Craig Anderson, who suffered a freak injury to his hand while cutting chicken after a game against Washington on February 22nd. The 25-year old Bishop spent several years in the Blues organization developing his technique and he played quite well for the Sens after being dealt to the team, going 3-3-2 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.48 goals-against average. He has the inside track on serving as Andersons backup this season and if he does beat out goaltending prospect Robin Lehner, Bishop should get a solid 15-20 games in. Remember his name in keeper leagues, as the towering netminder has a bright future. (Updated 8/14/12)