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30 Ben Bishop G
Height/Weight: 6-7/214 | Birthdate: 11/21/1986 | Birthplace: Denver, CO, USA | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: Maine | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $650,000 | Owned/Started%: 87/79 | Average Draft Position: 9.41
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4:08 PM

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Passed Over For Start Tuesday

News: Updating a previous report, Ben Bishop will not start Tuesday's game against the Sabres, as backup Andrei Vasilevskiy led the Lightning on the ice for pregame warmups, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop was first off the ice at the Bolts' morning skate, which was thought to be an indicator that he would start, but coach Jon Cooper elected to change his plans without much notification. It's probably a savvy move to rest Bishop against the league's worst team, as Vasilevskiy is more than capable of guiding the Bolts to the win column. However, the late change is undoubtedly frustrating to those in daily leagues who had planned on rolling with Bishop.

9:13 AM

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Ben Bishop

Lightning Set To Start Bishop On Tuesday

News: Ben Bishop is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Sabres, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop, who allowed four goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers, will look to bounce back Tuesday against a rebuilding Buffalo squad that traded Chris Stewart, Torrey Mitchell, Brian Flynn and Michal Neuvirth at the deadline.

3/1/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Allows Four In Loss

News: Ben Bishop allowed four goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: It was a rare bad outing for Ben Bishop, who had won four straight with just five goals in that span coming into Sunday's contest. His rate stats continue to lean more toward the middle of the pack, but the 28-year-old's 31 wins are fourth most in the league and he should continue to receive almost every start the rest of the way.

3/1/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning To Start Bishop On Sunday

News: Ben Bishop is slated to start Sunday's game against the Panthers, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop, who is in line to make his 47th start of the season for the Lightning, has won his last four turns, allowing just five goals in the process.

2/28/2015

Ben Bishop, G, TB Fourth Straight Win For Bolts' Bishop

Ben Bishop

Fourth Straight Win For Bolts' Bishop

News: Ben Bishop picked up his second shutout of the season Friday, turning aside all 28 shots in a 4-0 win over the visiting Blackhawks.
Analysis: Ben Bishop thoroughly enjoyed quieting the scores of red-clad Blackhawks fans that invaded Amalie Arena in this one, picking up his fourth win in a row. He now has 32 victories in 48 appearances, and even though his .914 save percentage and 2.36 GAA are 26th and 15th in the NHL (respectively), he's trending upwards on one of the league's best teams and should be rolled out at every opportunity.

2/27/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop First Off Ice Friday

News: Ben Bishop was first off the ice at morning skate, ahead of Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Five days removed from their last game, the Lightning always figured to start Ben Bishop in Friday's marquee matchup. The 28-year-old netminder will look to make it four consecutive wins, following a trio of impressive victories on a three-game west coast road trip.

2/21/2015

Ben Bishop, G, TB Bolts' Bishop: 22 Saves In Win

Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop: 22 Saves In Win

News: Ben Bishop made 22 saves in Saturday's 4-2 win over Arizona. He made 11 of his final 20 saves in the third period.
Analysis: He'd been only lightly tested up to that point -- the Yotes had just 10 shots through two periods. But he got hit with 12 in the third. He'll get a rest Sunday when Andrei Vasilevskiy starts, so be sure to slot him out in those daily formats.

2/21/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop Starting Saturday

News: Ben Bishop will start in goal Saturday against the Coyotes, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop stopped 57-of-60 shots in his last two outings, both wins for Tampa Bay, and will remain between the pipes Saturday for the front half of a back-to-back set. Andrei Vasilevskiy figures to get the nod Sunday. In his lone meeting with the Coyotes this season back on Oct. 28, Bishop allowed three goals on 25 in a home victory.

2/19/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Beats Ducks

News: Ben Bishop stopped 24 of 25 shots in a 4-1 win over the Ducks on Wednesday.
Analysis: That's two solid road wins in a row against San Jose and Anaheim for Ben Bishop, who now has 29 victories on the year. There is some room for improvement as far as his GAA (2.42) and save percentage (.912) are concerned, but simply put: he's one of the best goalies in the league with one of the most explosive offenses in front of him, and thus is an automatic roll in nearly all formats.

2/19/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning To Start Bishop On Wednesday

News: Ben Bishop is slated to start Wednesday's game against Anaheim, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop, who stopped 33 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Sharks, will take aim Wednesday at an Anaheim squad that has dropped four of five decisions.

2/15/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop: 33 Saves In Win Over Sharks

News: Ben Bishop stopped 33 shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over San Jose. The win was Tampa Bay's first win in San Jose in 12 years.
Analysis: Let's hope this strong performance sticks -- Big Ben is 2-2-1 in his last five and two of those were mercy pulls during bad outings.

2/15/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning Start Bishop On Sunday

News: Ben Bishop will start Sunday's game against the Sharks, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop, who was pulled after two periods of action on Thursday against the Blues after allowing five goals on 34 shots, will look to bounce back Sunday in his 43rd start of the season for the Lightning.

2/12/2015

Ben Bishop, G, TB Bolts' Bishop Pulled After Two Periods

Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Pulled After Two Periods

News: Ben Bishop was pulled after two periods of action Thursday night. He had allowed five goals on 34 shots and was replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Analysis: He has struggled in his last four starts -- he's 1-2-1 and has been pulled twice in that span. Vasilevskiy may see a bit more action in the short term to give Ben Bishop a bit of a rest, so monitor starts, especially in daily leagues.

2/12/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning Turn To Bishop On Thursday

News: Ben Bishop is in line to start Thursday's game against the Blues, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop -- who will be making start No. 42 this season -- is thus on track to man the Tampa Bay net Thursday after giving way to Andrei Vasilevskiy in Tuesday's loss to the Preds.

2/8/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Bends, But Doesn't Break In Third

News: Ben Bishop made 25 saves in Sunday's win over the Ducks.
Analysis: He and the Bolts were up 5-1 until the 14:57 mark of the third; Ben Bishop help on and the game ended 5-3. He's now 27-9-3, but has been far better at home (20-4-1) than on the road (7-5-2). That might give Andrei Vasilevskiy a few extra starts when the Bolts head on the road this month.

2/8/2015

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Ben Bishop

Botls' Bishop In Net Sunday

News: Ben Bishop will start in goal Sunday against the Ducks.
Analysis: Ben Bishop was pulled from his start Saturday after allowing three goals on just nine shots. He will be back in net Sunday, looking to right the ship against an Anaheim squad that's mid-pack in offensive production.

2/8/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Gets Hook Saturday

News: Ben Bishop was yanked against Los Angeles on Saturday after allowing three goals on nine shots. The Lightning went on to lose 4-2.
Analysis: Big Ben's day was over after the first period, as backup Andrei Vasilevskiy took to the ice for the second. This was a rare implosion for Ben Bishop, who had emerged victorious in eight of his prior 12 starts and owns a sterling 26-9-3 record. Look for him to get back to his winning ways shortly, although owners may want to tread lightly, as the Lightning have a tough stretch ahead of them with games against Anaheim, Nashville and St. Louis.

2/7/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts Give Bishop The Saturday Start

News: Ben Bishop will be between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Kings, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop will lead off the Bolts' weekend back-to-back set, with backup Andrei Vasilevskiy expected to get the nod Sunday against the Ducks. The up-and-coming Vasilevskiy has already looked like a more competent No. 2 goalie than the since-waived Evgeni Nabokov, but Bishop should still receive a large volume of starts the rest of the way. Bishop's ratios this season (2.31 GAA, .914 save percentage) pale in comparison to some of the NHL's other elite netminders, but thanks to a talented supporting cast, he'll continue to challenge for the league lead in wins.

2/3/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Makes 16 Saves In OT Loss

News: Ben Bishop made 16 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis on Tuesday night.
Analysis: He actually was carrying a shutout until the 16:50 mark of the third, when sniper Vladimir Tarasenko beat him. Ben Bishop has allowed just four goals in his last three games, but watch for the Bolts to rest him down the stretch as they evaluate rookie backup Andrei Vasilevskiy.

2/3/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop To Start Tuesday

News: Ben Bishop will start Tuesday's game against the Blues, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop will unsurprisingly get the nod in Tuesday's marquee matchup, and beating the Blues in St. Louis won't be easy. Bishop has allowed just two goals over the last two games, improving his record to 26-8-2 on the season.

2/1/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Victorious Over Blue Jackets

News: Ben Bishop was solid against Columbus on Saturday, stopping 34 of 35 pucks sent his way in a 3-1 win.
Analysis: Big Ben was on track for his 10th career shutout until Jackets' stud Ryan Johansen potted his 19th of the season with less than four minutes remaining. Nonetheless, Ben Bishop has rattled off five wins in his last six starts and sits fourth in league victories with 26 on a very dangerous Lightning team. Keep rolling him.

1/31/2015

Ben Bishop, G, TB Bolts' Bishop Expected To Go Saturday

Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop Expected To Go Saturday

News: Ben Bishop is expected to draw the starting nod for Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets, NHL.com's Bryan Burns reports.
Analysis: Backup Evgeni Nabokov was the lone goalie on the ice for Saturday's optional skate, signaling that Ben Bishop will earn his seventh straight start. He won for the fourth time in five starts his last time out Thursday against the Red Wings, turning in a sharp, 27-save outing while conceding a lone goal.

1/29/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop To Start Thursday

News: Ben Bishop will start Thursday's game against the Red Wings, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Ben Bishop took the loss his last time out for just the fourth time in 12 games. He will be challenged Thursday by a surging Red Wings team that has lost just once since Jan. 3.

1/27/2015

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Ben Bishop

Bolts' Bishop: 18 Saves In Loss

News: Ben Bishop made 18 saves in a 4-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
Analysis: One of the goals was a fluky deflection off a defender that caught him moving the wrong way, but other than that, the 'Canes just outplayed the Bolts. He'll be fine.

1/27/2015

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Ben Bishop

Lightning's Bishop To Start Tuesday

News: Ben Bishop will start Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: No surprises here, as the Lightning turn back to their workhorse. Ben Bishop won his final three starts leading into the All-Star break, with a save percentage of .938 or better in each game.