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Lightning goalie Ben Bishop ‘feeling the vibe’

Oct 18, 2013, 7:51 PM EDT

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All Ben Bishop has done for the Tampa Bay Lightning so far this season is win.

He’s been the winning goaltender in all five of his starts since the season began, and is expected to be the starter when the Lightning hosts the Boston Bruins on Saturday, as per Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

“He’s feeling the vibe right now,” Lightning head coach Jon Cooper told the Tampa Bay Times.

“I like that he’s calm in the net. He’s stopping the ones he should, and some of the ones he probably shouldn’t. I think in that moment, he let everybody know, he’s feeling it, and it’s fun to watch.

“You want your team to be like that, to have a little swag going, I’m a big fan of it.”

It’s early, yes.

But the Lightning, thanks in large to the play of the 26-year-old Bishop, have a 5-2 record going and are fourth in the Atlantic Division as a result. But still plenty of hockey left.

  1. mrpinkca - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Making Yzerman look like a genius for flipping him for Cory Conacher.

  2. lightning69 - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    With a revitalized defense, anyone is going to look better than last years mess. Brewer and Carle are being pushed to the level they should be playing at on their own.

    That said, Bish has owned his crease and played extremely well. He absolutely stole that game in Chicago and stood up to a huge 4 min PK vs Kings and a bigflurry from the WILD in the 2nd when our D broke down and allowed a sustained fore check.

    I hope he stays healthy and keeps playing lights out. Even with all our firepower, it will take this kind of netminding to survive this new division and fight for a playoff spot.

    Keep it up Bolts, every point counts.

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