Bishop gave up three goals on 30 shots in the Lightning’s win over the Penguins last Friday. Andrei Vasilevskiy will start the first game of their back-to-back on Monday, but Bishop start’s Tuesday vs. the Canadiens. In his first start against Montreal, he allowed three goals on 34 shots in a 4-3 shootout defeat.
Vasilevskiy stopped all 30 shots that he faced in the Lightning’s shutout won over the Maple Leafs on January 27th. It was Vasilevskiy’s eighth win and first shutout of the season. He gets the nod tonight in Ottawa with Ben Bishop starting on Tuesday. Vasilevskiy has gone 4-3-0 with a 2.64 GAA and .912 SV% on the road this season.
Bishop allowed one goal on 25 shots in the Lightning’s win over the Red Wings on Wednesday. Bishop has won five of his last six games while posting a 1.59 GAA, .939 SV% and one shutout. Bishop is red-hot right now and tonight he faces a Penguins team that has won four straight while averaging 4.25 goals per game.
Bishop allowed four goals on 30 shots in the Lightning’s loss in Florida on January 23rd. The Lightning used Andrei Vasievskiy in their final game before the break so that Bishop would be rested enough after playing in the All-Star to start tonight vs. the Red Wings. This is a huge matchup and Bishop comes in at 0-2-0 with a 2.05 GAA and .923 SV% in two starts vs. Detroit this season.
Vasilevskiy stopped all four shots that he faced after replacing Ben Bishop in the Lightning’s loss in Florida on Saturday. Vasilevskiy has won his last four starts while posting a 2.71 GAA and .904 SV% and tonight he will face the Maple Leafs for the second time this season. He gave up four goals on 37 shots in a 5-4 OT win in the first meeting, but that was when Toronto could score.
Bishop stopped 17 of 18 shots in the Lightning’s win over the Blackhawks on Thursday. Bishop has won his last four starts while posting a 1.00 GAA and .957 SV%. Tonight he will face the Panthers for the third time this season—he has gone 1-0-1 with a 2.40 GAA and .900 SV%. Florida comes in on the tail end of a back-to-back after winning last night.
Bishop gets the nod for the Lightning on Thursday.
Bishop stopped 26 of 27 shots in the Lightning’s win over the Panthers on Sunday. Andrei Vasilevskiy started on Tuesday, so they will go back to Bishop tonight vs. the Blackhawks. Bishop has won his last three starts while posting a 1.00 GAA, . 959 SV% and one shutout. The Blackhawks have won 12 straight games—their last loss was back on December 27th.
The Lightning suspended Jonathan Drouin indefinitely for failure to report to Wednesday's AHL game.
Drouin did not show up for Syracuse’s game on Wednesday and the Lightning have suspended the 20-year-old indefinitely. The Lightning will continue to try and trade Drouin for a fair price, so it looks like he has played his last game with Tampa or Syracuse.
Boyle (undisclosed) will be back in the Lightning lineup on Tuesday.
Boyle missed Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Oilers. With Boyle back in, Jonathan Marchessault will be a healthy scratch. Boyle has 10 points (8G / 2A) in 39 games this season.