Bishop settles it; he’s the Lightning’s best goalie

by Gary Shelton on October 17, 2015 · 0 comments

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Bishop breaks up a shot from Reinhart./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Bishop breaks up a shot from Reinhart./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Saturday, 11:29 p.m.

Ben Bishop isn't just on top of the mountain. He's on top of the Wall.

Bishop focuses in the third period./ANDREW J. KRAMER

Bishop focuses in the third period./ANDREW J. KRAMER

The Bulin Wall.

Bishop took over the franchise lead in victories Saturday night, winning the 84th game of his career. And although a lot of fans seem to think of him as a seat warmer until the team's next great goalie comes along, Bishop will do.

This was vintage Bishop, winning in the manner he has won so many of his games for Tampa Bay. He stopped 31 of 32 shots, and held the Bolts in the game until they righted a sloppy start and took over. For the Bolts, it broke a two-game losing streak.

"It’s great,” Bishop said.  "It’s an honor. This is a great organization, it’s been a

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