Ben Bishop RUMORS & NEWS

  • What controversy? Bishop solidly remains Lightning’s No. 1 goalie

    Tampa Tribune "The last time the Lightning faced the Ducks, Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop received a message loud and clear — the net still belongs to him. It might seem wild to think otherwise for a 2014 Vezina Trophy finalist whose 28 victories this season rank fifth in the NHL. Yet, conspiracy theorists..." February 18

  • Lightning's Bishop hoping wrist is close to 100 percent before season starts

    The Score "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop recently offered insight into the wrist injury that hindered him for much of last season. The Vezina Trophy finalist told Dan Rosen of he suffered the injury in January, and dealt with lingering effects throughout the remainder of the..." August 26

  • Bishop's rehab going well, plans to be ready for training camp

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has been a busy man these days, rehabbing his surgically-repaired right wrist at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Bishop, 27, underwent the procedure six weeks ago, on April 29 in Cleveland, repairing a torn ligament suffered in January. After two weeks in a cast, he's..." June 06

  • Lightning G Bishop has successful wrist surgery

    Tampa Tribune "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop had successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp in September. Bishop will need 3-4 months of rehabilitation to recover, according to a news release from the..." April 30

  • Bishop, Rask, Varlamov named Vezina Trophy finalists "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche are the three finalists for the 2013-14 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 25

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Ligament surgery for Bishop on right wrist. Summer of rehab. "My golf game is going to suffer."

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Palat a game-time decision, Cooper said, and added not to expect to see Bishop (elbow) "any time soon."

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    Chris Stevenson @CJ_Stevenson

    No Bishop for Game 1 for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens.

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Ben Bishop not ruled out for start of playoffs, will not play in final 3 games, then assessed next week to see where he's at

  • Ben Bishop will sit out the Lightning's final 3 games, his status for playoffs is uncertain

    Tampa Bay Times "Ben Bishop will sit out the final three games of the regular season, and the Lightning goaltender's availability for the first round of the playoffs is uncertain. Though coach Jon Cooper did not rule out Bishop playing in the first round, which is expected to be against the Canadiens, he did..." April 09

  • Bishop rock-solid in goal for Lightning "Do the Tampa Bay Lightning play differently when Ben Bishop is in the net as opposed to Anders Lindback? "That's a hard question to ask," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. It's because Cooper and his players don't want it to appear like they're throwing Lindback under the bus and blaming him..." January 16

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Bishop said he will back up Lindback tonight vs Jackets. Perhaps play Tuesday vs. Rangers.

  • Ben Bishop goes on IR with sprained wrist "Tampa Bay will still be without the services of their top goaltender, Ben Bishop, who is on injured reserve with a sprained right wrist sustained during the opening minutes of a Jan. 5 game against the Edmonton Oilers. He is eligible to return on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers, but there..." January 09

  • Bishop hurt in Bolts' loss to Oilers

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning had their five-game road winning streak end Sunday, but it might not be the most notable loss of the night. Edmonton scored twice in the third period to break a tie en route to a 5-3 victory in front of an announced crowd of 16,839 at Rexall Place, ending Tampa Bay's..." January 06

  • ‘They had a tough decision’: Ben Bishop left off U.S. Olympic team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Click on the ‘League Leaders’ link of the NHL statistics online page, and you’ll see Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning near the top of most major categories for goalies. That includes wins (Bishop is third among all NHL goalies with 21); shutouts (he’s in an eight-way tie for second with..." January 04

  • Lightning's Bishop a U.S. Olympic team candidate

    Tampa Bay Times "Ben Bishop said it has been easy the past few months not to think about his chances of making the U.S. Olympic team. • After all, Bishop, 27, has had enough on his plate establishing himself as the Lightning's No. 1 goalie • But he admits that potentially wearing the red, white and blue in..." December 27

  • Bolts’ Bishop in line for big role

    Tampa Tribune "Entering this season, plenty of questions surrounded the Tampa Bay Lightning’s goaltending situation. That’s not exactly a revelation with this franchise. But nearly halfway through the season, Ben Bishop has been a revelation. In what figures to be his 27th start of the season tonight..." December 21

  • Bishop 'okay' after puck hits hand

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning seemed to dodge a bullet Wednesday as G Ben Bishop left the morning skate with a yelp of pain after taking a puck off his right hand near his thumb. Coach Jon Cooper said the goalie was okay, and Bishop, on his way out of the building, said the same. It was a brief positive moment..." November 28

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Ben Bishop leaves the ice after taking a puck high, throws out an expletive as he goes down the hallway to the locker room

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    Lightning G Ben Bishop was injured during morning skate, was struck high with a puck. Lindback will start in his place tonight vs Phi.

  • Bishop has another solid showing as Bolts outlast Montreal 2-1

    Tampa Tribune "In the aftermath of the loss of Steven Stamkos, Lightning captain Marty St. Louis said Tuesday morning it was time for Tampa Bay to go to work. That's exactly what the Lightning did, finding a way to squeeze out a 2-1 shootout victory against the Montreal Canadiens in front of a sellout crowd..." November 13

  • Bolts success means Bishop is ‘in it’

    Tampa Tribune "Growing up in St. Louis, he couldn’t play enough sports. But there was a pattern. In baseball, Ben Bishop enjoyed pitching and catching, in on every delivery. He liked quarterback in middle school, in the middle of it all, every play. He eventually gave up all the sports but one. He wanted to be a..." November 07

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    Damian Cristodero @LightningTimes

    Ben Bishop first off the ice at morning skate. Goes tonight versus Kings.

  • Lightning’s Bishop is day-to-day with lower-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tampa Bay has recalled goalie Kristers Gudlevskis from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. The move comes after Ben Bishop sustained an injury during last night’s 7-2 win over the Panthers according to the Lightning’s assistant GM Julien Brisebois. Bishop is reportedly day-to-day with a..." October 11

  • Lightning sign goaltender Ben Bishop to Two-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, has played in six games with the Lightning after being acquired from the Ottawa Senators at the April 3..." April 15

  • Lightning's Bishop has night to remember against former team

    Tampa Tribune "Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop ran through quite the spectrum of emotions the past seven days. Heading into the seventh day, he admitted those emotions were at a peak as he prepared to face off against his former team, less than a week after being traded to Tampa Bay from Ottawa. “I..." April 10

  • Tampa trades Cory Conacher to Ottawa for goaltender Ben Bishop

    Buffalo News "Cory Conacher, the former Canisius star who was named MVP of the AHL last season, is on his way to Ottawa. Tampa has dealt the forward to the Senators, along with a fourth-round pick, in exchange for goaltender Ben Bishop. The Sabres host Ottawa on Friday. The 23-year-old Conacher has nine..." April 03

  • Three’s Company in the Ottawa Senators net

    Ottawa Citizen "Apparently, nobody bothered to tell the Ottawa Senators that the three goaltending system isn’t supposed to work. Here we are, 9 ½ weeks into the NHL season and the Senators’ three-headed monster (at least in the minds of frustrated opposition shooters) is leading the league in goals against..." March 27

  • Ben Bishop presents Ottawa Senators with some big decisions "“They’ve already figured him out,” the scout said. “Get him moving laterally and he doesn’t look so big anymore, does he?” That bit of insight was passed along during Ben Bishop’s rookie season with the junior A Texas Tornado in 2004-05. Seemed reasonable at the time, but looking back I’m not..." February 28

  • Bishop stops 44 shots to lead Senators over Canadiens

    Ottawa Citizen "Ben Bishop wasn’t overly excited about being named the NHL’s third star of last week Monday morning. He said that was behind him and, if he had any goal, it was to become the NHL first star for this week. Bishop made an early case to do just that, single-handedly stealing the Ottawa Senators..." February 26