Oct 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) against the Minnesota Wild during the third period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Bishop’s Save of the Night vs. the Minnesota Wild


Last night, our Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Jason Pominville and the Minnesota Wild 3-1. The win was definitely in no small part attributed to Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop’s spectacular performance in net.

Now, we’re going to take a look at one of Bishop’s saves that you just have to see to believe.

As most Lightning fans are well aware, the 6’7” goaltender has made plenty of saves worthy of applause this season. However, one save in particular from last night’s game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum sticks out above all the rest.

Before I get too far ahead of myself, why don’t you take a look for yourself?

 

With the faceoff in the Lightning’s defensive zone, Wild left wing Zach Parise gets a hold of the puck to the side of the net. Parise passes off to right wing Jason Pominville who shoots on Bishop.

Bishop, calm and collected, taps the puck with his glove sending it back into the air. Then, with what seemed like no effort at all, he taps the puck with his stick sending it back towards his glove. You may have to watch this play 2-3 more times to see how eloquent this save really was.

During the Lightning’s encounter with the Wild last night, Bishop made 25 of 26 saves with a Save Percentage of .962.

So far this season, Ben Bishop is 5-0 with a GAA of 1.57 and a Save Percentage of .943. The Denver native is currently 6th in the NHL for his GAA and 9th in the league for Save Percentage.

Ben Bishop has definitely impressed as of late. He has a type of confidence that not many goaltenders possess. Should this continue, it could mean great things for the Lightning this season.

Next up, our Tampa Bay Lightning open the doors to the Forum tomorrow night to host our Atlantic Division rivals, the Boston Bruins.

 

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  • Franklin Steele

    I did have to watch it a few times. At first I thought it was mildly pedestrian. Upon further review.. pretty cool play by Bishop.