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Bolts badly outshot, but Bishop steals win over ‘Hawks

Oct 6, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

Ben Bishop, Jonathan Toews AP

If you only took a look at the boxscore from last night Tampa Bay-Chicago game, you’d think the Lightning got rolled. They were outshot 39-16 and were held without a shot in the opening period.

Ben Bishop helped make it all stand up, however as the Lightning came back from down 2-0 to win 3-2 in a shootout.

The six-foot-seven goaltender stopped 37 shots in a steady barrage from the defending Stanley Cup champions and held things down after being down 2-0 early as the Lightning tied the game in the third thanks to goals from captain Martin St. Louis and winger Teddy Purcell.

Bishop held strong in overtime and didn’t allow Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, or Marian Hossa to score in the shootout. Meanwhile, Valtteri Filppula scored on his attempt to cap off Tampa Bay’s comeback victory.

As Brian Hedger from shares, Bishop knew he stole one.

“Snuck out with a win,” he said, smiling sheepishly. “I was looking for the police when we left the locker room, because I thought we’d get arrested for stealing. I think we stole two points.”

After getting beat by Boston on opening night with Anders Lindback in net, Bishop helped make his case to be the No. 1 goalie.

  1. earpaniac - Oct 6, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    Crawford didn’t play well, Bishop did.

  2. Stiller43 - Oct 6, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Shouldnt “steals” be i quotes…not hawks?

  3. earpaniac - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I think there should be quotes before Steals. The “Hawks” is a contraction, hence the apostrophe. Or at least what I remember from hs 25 years ago. Lol

  4. titansbro - Oct 6, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Lol at these professional writers

    • blackhawksdynasty - Oct 6, 2013 at 3:41 PM


  5. earpaniac - Oct 6, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    No quotes. This is why I’m not a professional writer. Lol. I’m calling it a win since I remembered the contraction thing.

  6. blackhawks2010 - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Crow needs to tighten up. When your blueline shuts down a team, you need to close the door.

    Hawks did whatever they wanted in this game, props to Bishop, he played fantastic.

  7. slysipops - Oct 6, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    OUCH! sad give-a-way ! can’t let them slip away like this ! GO HAWKS !

  8. joeyg97 - Oct 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Crawford needs to practice shootouts that’s for sure. Wonder what his all time shootout record is

  9. comeonnowguys - Oct 7, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    This is how you beat the Hawks. 5 in the neutral and a hot goalie.

    In related news, you’re asleep 10 minutes into the game.

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