Bishop allowed two goals on 29 shots in the Lightning’s win in Colorado on Sunday. Bishop has won four in a row while posting a 1.21 GAA, .953 SV% and one shutout. Bishop has been excellent lately and tonight he’ll face the Oilers for the second time this season—he stopped 30 of 32 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss in the first meeting.
Vasilevskiy allowed one goal on 38 shots in the Lightning’s loss in Minnesota last Friday. Vasilevskiy has lost three in a row, but will start in the first game of the game of the Lightning’s back-to-back and takes on a Stars team that has lost seven of their last eight games.
The Lightning have recalled Cory Conacher from Syracuse (AHL).
Conacher has 10 goals and 32 assists (42 points) in 41 games with Syracuse this season, but is likely only coming up as insurance for Tyler Johnson, who’s status is uncertain for tonight’s game. Conacher also has one goal and one assist in seven NHL games this year.
Bishop stopped all 28 shots that he faced in the Lightning’s shutout win over the Kings on Tuesday. Andrei Vasilevskiy gave him a night off yesterday, but Bishop will start tonight in Winnipeg. Bishop has earned back-to-back wins while stopping 42 of the last 44 shots (.955 SV%) that he has faced.
Bishop stopped all 28 shots that he faced in the Lightning’s shutout win over the Kings on Tuesday. Andrei Vasilevskiy gave him a night off yesterday, but Bishop will start tonight in Winnipeg. Bishop has earned back-to-back wins while stopping 42 of the last 44 shots (.955 SV%) that he has faced .
Killorn (undisclosed) is expected to play Thursday versus the Wild.
Killorn missed Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed injury, but will return to the lineup tonight in Minnesota. Killorn will play with Brayden Point and Jonathan Drouin and has 16 goals and 12 assists (28 points) in 53 games this season.
Palat (lower-body) is expected to play Friday in Minnesota.
Palat missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but he is expected to play tonight in Minnesota. Palat will skate on a line with Vladislav Namestnikov and Nikita Kucherov and comes into play with 25 points (10G / 15A) in 47 games this season.
Johnson (undisclosed) will not play Friday; not expected to play Saturday either.
Johnson suffered an injury on Tuesday and will likely miss both games this weekend. Luckily for the Lightning they are expected to get Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn back in the lineup to replace Johnson. Monitor his status heading into next week.
Vasilevskiy allowed four goals on 29 shots in the Lightning’s loss to the Senators on February 2nd. Ben Bishop has played very well in the last two games, but they’ll go with Vasilevskiy tonight in Minnesota. Vasilevskiy has just one win in his last nine road starts and has posted an ugly 3.95 GAA and .887 SV% in those games.
Killorn was scratched for Tuesday’s game because of an undisclosed injury and is listed as day-to-day. The Lightning are back in action on Friday and head coach Jon Cooper is hoping that Killorn will be back in the lineup. Monitor his status during Friday’s morning skate.