• Bishop wins in return, Lightning score 2 goals in 9 seconds to beat Rangers 2-1

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 14, 2014
    And Bishop has only allowed more than two goals five times all year. Of those 23 wins, 22 have come with Bishop allowing two or fewer goals. - Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov scored 9 seconds apart early in the second period, and Ben Bishop made 33 saves in his return from injury as the Tampa Bay Lightning cooled off the New York Rangers 2-1 Tuesday night. Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has stiff competition to win the NHL’s Vezina Award this season, but as he showed in a 33-save, 2-1 win over the New York Rangers Tuesday night in Manhattan, Bishop is serving notice to Vezina frontrunners such as Boston’s Tuukka Rask, Minnesota’s Josh Harding and late-charging Sabres star Ryan Miller: with due respect to captain Martin St-Louis, he’s Tampa Bay’s MVP in the absence of superstar Steven Stamkos and isn’t letting the disappointment of not making the American Olympic team affect his effectiveness – and a continued push to reign supreme among all NHL puck-stoppers. The game quickly turned early in the second when Rangers captain Ryan Callahan was sent off for high-sticking Bishop in the headthe first penalty for either teamat 29 seconds. Brad Richards scored for the Rangers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Hedman showed no ill-effects after being shaken up in the first period when he was hit awkwardly into the boards by Brian Boyle.
    • Lightning goalie Bishop beats Rangers, continues to make a strong case for the Vezina

      Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop has stiff competition to win the NHL’s Vezina Award this season, but as he showed in a 33-save, 2-1 win over the New York Rangers Tuesday night in Manhattan, Bishop is serving notice to Vezina frontrunners such as Boston’…

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