Lightning Win: Ben Bishop To The Rescue

The knock against the Tampa Bay Lightning trading for Ben Bishop* was that he’s only put up nice numbers in a small sample size. That same criticism can be lobbed at his great first game on Thursday night, but don’t blame the Bolts for feeling at least a little optimistic.

Bishop stopped all 45 shots as Tampa Bay dominated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0. That 45-for-45 performance matches a franchise record for saves in a shutout, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.

This ties the two Southeast Division teams with identical 16-18-2 records for 34 points in 36 games.

Source: James O’Brien, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk

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