Seriously, who turned the hockey gods against against the Tampa Bay Lightning this season?
The latest player to go down for the Lightning since November is goaltender Ben Bishop, who left the game with a little more than halfway through Tuesday’s first period against the Red Wings. It appears he got injured after making a save from a shot by Nick Jensen.
A simple play has Ben Bishop in a world of hurt: https://t.co/IwDyDWJvUr pic.twitter.com/wbqbcGoX0j— SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) December 21, 2016
After Bishop was replaced by Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Lightning announced Bishop is out with a lower-body injury.
Ben Bishop is out with a lower body injury, team says #tblightning— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) December 21, 2016
Naturally, people tweeted about it.
Guys, I already miss Ben Bishop.— Jackie Berkey (@smokee_14) December 21, 2016
NO NO NO!!!!! @Benbishop30 hurt! Nooooooooo!— Katarina Weber (@KatarinaW1993) December 21, 2016
@Benbishop30 please be okay— Jackie Berkey (@smokee_14) December 21, 2016
Nooooo!!! Not Bishop now!!!! Be OK @Benbishop30 !! ⚡— Todd (@Hockey_Zombie) December 21, 2016
Allow Michael Scott to sum up all the feelings.
We’ll update as soon as we know more, including if/when the Lightning recall a goalie from Syracuse, likely Kristers Gudlevskis.
Tuesday’s game was Jensen’s NHL debut. And there’s really no words to what happened after Bishop left the game — Wings goalie Jimmy Howard gets injured after he collides with the Lightning’s Erik Condra and ... Jensen. Howard was replaced by Petr Mrazek. So both backup goaltenders are now in net for their respective teams.
The same player whose shot injured Ben Bishop now has taken out his own goaltender pic.twitter.com/6SjkPL4z0U— SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) December 21, 2016
Lightning captain Steven’s Stamkos injury in mid-November was coincidentally against the Red Wings as well.