Jan 1, 2014; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen (36) watches a loose puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop (30) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

ICYMI: Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Ben Bishop Makes Incredible Standing Save

If there is one thing that Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has become known for this season, it is that his tremendous skill between the pipes allowing him to make some pretty spectacular saves; however, I don’t think anyone has ever seen Bishop makes a save quite like this.

Tonight, the Tampa Bay Lightning headed to the Rogers Arena to go head-to-head with Henrik Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks. Thanks to a whole team effort, led mostly in part by the Lightning rookies, the Lightning were able to leave Vancouver with 2 more points, delivering a 4-2 loss to the Canucks.

One moment in particular seemed to stick in people’s minds.

Very early on in the third period, the puck was being played in the Lightning’s defensive zone. After the Lightning was unable to clear the puck out of the zone, it was brought back towards the net by the Vancouver Canucks.

Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen got a hold of the puck and tried feverishly to get the puck into the net; however, in one of the most bizarre saves I have ever seen, Bishop was able to hold off the assault.

However, Bishop did not stop the puck with his glove, his stick, or his blocker…oh no, Bishop stopped this puck with his skates. It even got a small laugh out of “The Chief” Bobby Taylor, who was doing commentary with Rick Peckham.

Before we go any further, why don’t you take a look for yourself?


With a little help at the very end from the stick of defenseman Radko Gudas, Bishop was able to pull off a standing save with just his skates.

And just think…Team USA decided to omit Bishop from their roster. Oh well, their loss, our gain.

Have you ever seen a save like that before? Could Ben Bishop be the Lightning’s franchise goaltender? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think?


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