With his easy going attitude, humor, and good looks, Ben Bishop has found his way into the hearts of many Tampa Bay Lightning since his arrival from Ottawa in 2013. While it did take some time for him to settle in, he has become the first goaltender since Nikolai Khabibulin to provide a consistently good performance in net for the Lightning over multiple years.
In his first full season with the Lightning in 2013-14, Bishop went 37-14-7 over 63 starts with a 2.23 GAA and .924 save percentage to lead the Bolts to the playoffs and earning himself a 3rd place finish in the voting for the Vezina trophy as the best goalie in the NHL. An unfortunate series of injuries near the end of the season forced Bishop to miss the playoffs, but he came back with a vengeance in 2014-15 and led the team to the Stanley Cup playoffs.
This year he's been putting up an excellent performance and has gotten himself into the talk for the Vezina again this season,
Now, fans will get a look at the behind the scenes of Ben Bishop with the newest Inside the Lightning set to premiere this Thursday after the game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Here's the full press release from Fox Sports.
"INSIDE THE LIGHTNING: BEN BISHOP" PREMIERE FOLLOWS HIS JOURNEY
FROM THE GATEWAY CITY TO TAMPA BAY
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2016) – From the rinks of St. Louis to the University of Maine, join us on FOX Sports Sun on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 p.m., as we debut "Inside the Lightning: Ben Bishop" upon conclusion of the Tampa Bay vs. Chicago Blackhawks game.
Growing up in the Gateway City, Ben Bishop was always a tall and athletic kid who played multiple sports. His heart led him to hockey, where he found his home between the pipes under the tutelage of Youth Hockey Coaches Scott Sanderson and Perry Turnbull. Ben’s rise to eventual NHL All-Star began at the University of Maine, where host Paul Kennedy spoke with his first goalie coach in Maine Assistant CoachGrant Standbrook. "Inside the Lightning" also spoke with Ben’s parents, Ken and Cindy, as well as Lightning Head Coach Jon Cooper, to find out what drives Ben to be the best.
"Inside the Lightning" is presented all-season long by Gold & Diamond Source. Be sure to follow @FOXSportsBolts on Twitter for live coverage and information on the Lightning, and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Bolts coverage
If you miss the premiere, here is the re-air schedule for Fox Sports Sun for this episode of Inside the Lightning. All times are in Eastern Time.