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Ben Bishop Signs Extension With Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Bishop, 6-foot-7, 214 pounds, has played in six games with the Lightning after being acquired from the Ottawa Senators at the April 3 trade deadline.  He has posted a 2-3-0 record with a .916 save percentage and a 3.21 goals-against average. Bishop made his Bolts debut on April 4 at Carolina, stopping all 45 shots he faced for a shutout. He was the second goalie in franchise history to post a shutout in his Lightning debut (Dwayne Roloson, January 4, 2011) and tied the franchise record for most saves in a shutout (Daren Puppa, November 27, 1995).  He has played in a total of 19 games this season with Tampa Bay and Ottawa, recording a 10-8-0 record with a .920 save percentage, 2.68 goals-against average and two shutouts.

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Hank1974's avatar

Bishop - 5GP, 3.21 GAA, .916 SV%
Lindback - 21GP, 2.88 GAA, .903 SV%

It’s only 5 games, but in a very small sample, I think we’re seeing that defense means more than goaltending.

Stevie should have looked at dealing Conacher for a top-3 dman, not another large goalie to play behind a suspect defence.

Posted by Hank1974 on 04/15/13 at 03:27 PM ET

Paul's avatar

$4.6M total for the two years.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 04/15/13 at 03:29 PM ET

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