Ben Bishop Returns To Practice But Will Not Play Game 4

BishopThe Tampa Bay Lightning are facing elimination as they play the Montreal Canadians tonight in game 4.

There was a sight for sore eyes at Lightning practice this morning as Ben Bishop took part for the first time this postseason — but any hope of a miracle comeback was quickly snuffed out by head coach Jon Cooper.

This means Tampa Bay will head into Tuesday’s elimination game against Montreal with Anders Lindback as the starter.

That in itself presents an interesting narrative — on one hand, the Bolts have to be optimistic given Lindback had his best outing of the series in Game 3, stopping 28 of 31 shots.

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