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The Latest On Ben Bishop’s Status For Tonight’s Game

from Joe Smith of Lightning Strikes,

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop participated in today's optional morning skate, but says it'll be an "extremely tough decision" whether he plays in tonight's Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final.

Bishop, the team's MVP and backbone, wants to start, and says progress is being made in recovering from an undisclosed injury. But Bishop said "the line" is figuring out if he's healthy enough to be effective. Bishop said he'll talk with coach Jon Cooper and the trainers shortly and make a group decision.

How does Bishop make that call?

"I think it's just experience. You kind of know what you can do," Bishop said. "It's a really tough decision, at this time of year it's not about one person when you get this far, you don't want to hurt the team at all. It's been a long season, you got this far, don't want to hold back the team. It's an extremely tough decision."

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