Bishop salvages a night that could have slipped away

by Gary Shelton on January 17, 2015 · 2 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Bishop's night included 40 saves/ANDREW J. KRAMER

Saturday, 11:25 p.m.

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This is how bad hockey can hurt.

Ben Bishop stood in front of his net, his head hung as if it were feeling ill. He had just swiped the puck away, but it was too late. With six heartbeats left, it had found the back of the net, and it had tied the game, and the air suddenly turned foul.

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Rick Martin January 18, 2015 at 7:52 am

Had the opportunity to sit close behind the glass at the Edmonton Oiler’s game and couldn’t believe how awesome Bishop was in that game. It feels like we’re riding on his back – as a novice hockey fan, I’m guessing that’s what top hockey teams do. Fingers crossed that Bishop stays injury free the rest of the way in order to make this a very remarkable and successful finish to the 2014-15 season……

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Gary Shelton January 18, 2015 at 9:10 am

He was bulletproof.

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