Off The Post: Stars Get a Win in Philly, Ben Bishop Post Game Comments

Off The Post: Stars Get a Win in Philly, Ben Bishop Post Game Comments –  Dallas Stars starting goalie, Ben Bishop, made a 38-save performance against the Flyers to snag their first regulation victory this season with a 4-1 win. After the game, he spoke about the win with Russ Cohen.

Off The Post: Stars Get a Win in Philly, Ben Bishop Post Game Comments

Ben Bishop: Goalie, Dallas Stars

Bishop was born in Denver, Colorado in 1986. He played minor ice hockey in St. Louis for the St. Louis Junior Blues. He played forward until the age of eight when he converted to goaltender. He would move to Frisco, Texas in high school, and attended college at the University of Maine. He played for the Texas Tornado of the NAHL in 2004-05. He appeared in 45 games that season and posted a league-best record of 35 wins (including 5 shutouts). That season he would lead the Tornados to their second consecutive National Championship.

A the University of Maine, Bishop finished his freshman season with a 21-8-2 record and a 2.28 GAA. In 2006, he led the Black Bears to the 2006 Frozen Four where they would lose to UW-Madison in the semi finals. The next season, Bishop again helped the Black Bears reach the Frozen Four where they lost to Michigan State in the semi-finals.

Bishop was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the third round, 85th overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 24th, 2008 off the bench in relief of the injured Manny Legace. Bishop appeared in six games with the Blues in 2008-09 and was the back-up goalie for the team in all four of their playoff games that season.

Collectors looking for Ben Bishop’s rookie cards can find them in 2008-09 Upper Deck Hockey products. His Young Guns rookie card appears in 2008-09 Upper Deck Series 2.

On February 26th, 2012, Bishop was traded to the Ottawa Senators. He made his Senators debut on March 6th, 2012. He would finish the season with a 3-3-2 record and a 2.48 GAA in ten games. On April 3rd, 2013, Bishop was traded at the deadline to Tampa Bay. He shut out the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0 in his Lightning debut on April 4th. Shortly after, he signed a two-year extension with Tampa. He set a Lightning franchise career-high with 48 saves in another victory over Carolina on January 19th, 2014.

Bishop flourished in Tampa, earning a nomination for the Vezina Trophy in 2013-14. He made his Stanley Cup playoff debut in a 5-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in 2015. Later in the playoffs, he joined Tim Thomas and Patrick Roy as the only goaltenders to post shutouts in two Game 7s in a single playoff year. He also became the first goaltender to earn two shutouts in two Game 7s in his first season in the playoffs. The Lightning would go on to lose to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final.

At the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline, Bishop was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. He was acquired as a backup to the team’s star goalie Jonathan Quick and appeared in seven games with the club. On May 9th, 2017, the Kings traded Bishop to the Dallas Stars. Shortly after the acquisition, Dallas signed Bishop to a six-year contract. In 106 games for the Stars, Bishop has a 55-36-8 record with a .924 SV%, a 2.27 GAA and 12 shutouts.

Off The Post: Stars Get a Win in Philly, Ben Bishop Post Game Comments – Ben Bishop Career Stats

NHL Standard career statistics
Goalie Stats Scoring
Season Age Tm Lg GP GS W L T/O GA SA SV SV% GAA SO MIN QS QS% RBS GA%- GSAA GAA GPS G A PTS PIM Awards
2008-09 22 STL NHL 6 3 1 1 1 12 112 100 .893 2.94 0 245 1 .333 0 3.18 0.5 0 0 0 0
2010-11 24 STL NHL 7 5 3 4 0 17 168 151 .899 2.77 1 369 2 .400 3 3.25 0.7 0 0 0 0
2011-12 25 OTT NHL 10 9 3 3 2 22 243 221 .909 2.48 0 532 5 .556 1 2.93 1.4 0 0 0 2
2012-13 26 TOT NHL 22 21 11 9 1 56 701 645 .920 2.67 2 1260 14 .667 3 91 5.74 3.19 5.0 0 0 0 2
2012-13 26 OTT NHL 13 12 8 5 0 31 399 368 .922 2.45 1 758 8 .667 3 88 4.14 2.93 3.0 0 0 0 0
2012-13 26 TBL NHL 9 9 3 4 1 25 302 277 .917 2.99 1 502 6 .667 0 94 1.60 3.58 2.0 0 0 0 2
2013-14 27 TBL NHL 63 63 37 14 7 133 1758 1625 .924 2.23 5 3586 38 .603 8 88 18.48 2.61 12.9 0 2 2 4 AS-3,Hart-10,Vezina-3
2014-15 28 TBL NHL 62 59 40 13 5 136 1620 1484 .916 2.32 4 3519 33 .559 8 98 2.27 2.75 10.0 0 4 4 4 AS-8
2015-16 29 TBL NHL 61 60 35 21 4 123 1672 1549 .926 2.06 6 3585 37 .617 4 86 19.36 2.44 12.2 0 1 1 4 AS-2,Hart-10,Vezina-2
2016-17 30 TOT NHL 39 37 18 15 5 94 1040 946 .910 2.54 1 2223 19 .514 6 104 -4.00 2.94 5.7 0 0 0 10
2016-17 30 TBL NHL 32 31 16 12 3 77 870 793 .911 2.55 1 1813 16 .516 4 102 -1.71 2.95 4.9 0 0 0 8
2016-17 30 LAK NHL 7 6 2 3 2 17 170 153 .900 2.49 0 410 3 .500 2 2.93 0.7 0 0 0 2
2017-18 31 DAL NHL 53 51 26 17 5 120 1437 1317 .916 2.49 5 2887 27 .529 8 95 6.12 2.68 8.7 0 1 1 4
2018-19 32 DAL NHL 46 45 27 15 2 87 1323 1236 .934 1.98 7 2637 31 .689 1 73 32.24 2.09 10.8 0 2 2 2 AS-2,Hart-19,Vezina-2
2019-20 33 DAL NHL 7 7 2 4 1 18 207 189 .913 2.57 0 419 5 .714 1 96 0.73 2.72 1.2 0 0 0 2
5 yrs TBL NHL 227 222 131 64 20 494 6222 5728 .921 2.28 17 13005 130 .586 24 94 2.69 42.0 0 7 7 22
3 yrs DAL NHL 106 103 55 36 8 225 2967 2742 .924 2.27 12 5943 63 .612 10 88 2.42 20.7 0 3 3 8
2 yrs STL NHL 13 8 4 5 1 29 280 251 .896 2.83 1 614 3 .375 3 3.23 1.2 0 0 0 0
2 yrs OTT NHL 23 21 11 8 2 53 642 589 .917 2.47 1 1290 13 .619 4 88 2.93 4.3 0 0 0 2
1 yr LAK NHL 7 6 2 3 2 17 170 153 .900 2.49 0 410 3 .500 2 2.93 0.7 0 0 0 2
Career 11 yrs NHL 376 360 203 116 33 818 10281 9463 .920 2.31 31 21262 212 .589 43 91 2.65 69.0 0 10 10 34
Provided by Hockey-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/21/2019.

Here is a look at some of Ben Bishop’s cards as he talks about Saturday’s win over the Flyers with Russ Cohen. You can listen to the Off the Post podcast HERE.

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