Ben Bishop Focuses on Lightning, Not Sochi


TAMPA — When Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop found out he was left off the U.S. Olympic team, he also was told he could be added later if injuries occurred.
Well, an injury occurred. Detroit’s Jimmy Howard, named to the team with fellow goalies Jonathan Quick of the Kings and Ryan Miller of the Sabres, will be out at least a week with a sprained left knee, the same knee that previously sidelined him almost three weeks.

“It’d be something special, obviously,” Bishop said after practice at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. “But it has nothing to do with me right now, so it’s nothing for me to speculate about or even waste time thinking about.”

Besides, he added, “We have a job to do here.”

Bishop is having his best year in the NHL playing in 36 games with a record of 24-6-4. His GAA is a full point less than last year at 1.93 and a Save% of .935. Bishop has clearly been one of the best goalies in the NHL and should be getting the call for Sochi very soon.

For more on this story visit: Damian Cristodero, Tampa Bay Times