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NHL’s third star Bishop steals two points for Senators

Feb 25, 2013, 10:54 PM EDT

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Ottawa Senators goalie Ben Bishop was named the NHL’s third star for his play last week. You have to think he’s already in consideration for the weekly accolade again, after posting a 44-save shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Monday.

The Senators were outshot 45-24 in the hockey game, but came away with a 2-1 win thanks to the skills competition, which went five rounds before Peter Regin scored the winner.

Bishop’s 44 saves also tied a Senators record for most saves at home in a win, according to a tweet from Sportsnet reporter Ian Mendes. Last week, the 26-year-old bishop picked up a trio of wins, allowing a combined five goals in those three games.

Bishop has been thrust into the starter’s role in Ottawa, with Craig Anderson recovering from an ankle injury suffered last week.

Mendes added another tweet as to the historical significance of this win for Ottawa.


  1. nygdriveforfive - Feb 25, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    He absolutely did steal this game but Sens will take any win they can get. Sens are loaded at goalie with anderson/bishop/lehner. My guess would be they would deal bishop for the right offer. Maybe stl wants him back for pietrangelo ?

  2. 19to77 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    What do they feed their goalies to make Colorado’s washup starter and St. Louis’ third string into this year’s Jennings winners?

  3. bengalguy - Feb 26, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    Regin looked good in his return as well! And there was a clip during the game of Anderson & Spezza walking around during Pre-game. If this team can get back to full strength (minus Karllson of course!) they might have something to say in the East come playoff time!

  4. 2dollarpbrs - Feb 26, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Another UMaine goalie in the NHL

  5. kingsforever - Feb 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Did you just say Bishop for Pietrangelo?
    Sorry my brain just fried trying to process how you arrived at the conclusion that St. Louis will be willing to do that deal.

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