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.