Jan 3, 2014; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) guards his net against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Tampa Bay Lightning won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Ben Bishop In Net Tonight Against The New York Rangers


Well, ladies and gentlemen. As you know from yesterday, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop was activated from the Injured Reserve. Tonight, as the Lightning travel to Madison Square Garden to go head-to-head with Brad Richards and the New York Rangers, the Lightning has given fans some good news.

Ben Bishop is officially back, and will be in net tonight against the Rangers.

This will be Bishop’s first game between the pipes since going on Injured Reserve for a sprained wrist on January 5th against the Edmonton Oilers.

Prior to tonight’s start, Bishop has suited up for a total of 32 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. In those games, Bishop has gone 22-5-3-4 with a Goals Allowed Average of 1.86 and a Save Percentage of .935.

Right now, Bishop is in the Top 5 of all areas goaltending in the National Hockey League. He leads the pack in regards to Save Percentage with his .935. He is second to Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding in GAA, who is second behind Bishop in Save Percentage. Also, he is only one shutout behind Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask for first place in shutouts.

I think it is safe to assume that this is some of the best news that the Lightning have received in a while.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Are you excited to see Bishop return to the net tonight? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think.

 

Be sure to stay up-to-date with all the latest Lightning news and updates with Bolts By the Bay. LIKE us on Facebook at Bolts By The Bay, and you can follow us on Twitter at@BoltsByTheBay.

Tags: Ben Bishop NHL Tampa Bay Lightning