Bishop turned aside all 30 shots that he faced in the Lightning’s 5-0 shutout win over the Ducks. From Oct 27-Nov 7, Bishop lost five in a row, but he has won three of his last four while posting a 1.47 GAA and .943 SV%. Tonight he will face a Kings team at home, where he has gone 5-3-1 with a 2.00 GAA and .926 SV% in nine starts at Amalie Arena.
Johnson (upper-body) could return on Wednesday vs. the Kings.
On Tuesday, Johnson centred the Lightning’s second line with Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov on his wings. After the practice session he said he is feeling good and optimistic that he will play on Wednesday. Monitor his status during the morning skate, but it looks like he will return after missing the last three games.
Drouin (undisclosed) practiced on Tuesday; remains doubtful for Wednesday.
Drouin took part in practice on Tuesday, but said he is “not where [he] wants to be,” which suggests that he will not be in the lineup on Wednesday. Monitor his status during the morning skate, but all it looks like he will miss his fourth straight game.
Bishop allowed one goal on 21 shots in the Lightning’s win over the Rangers on Thursday. It was an impressive win for a shorthanded Lightning team, that will face the Ducks tonight at home. Bishop comes into play at 2-2-1 in November and 4-3-1 with a 2.24 GAA and .925 SV% on home ice.
Bishop will be in the crease on Thursday vs. New York.
Bishop gave up four goals on 23 shots in the Lightning’s loss to the Panthers on Saturday. Andrei Vasilevskiy started on Monday, but it looks like Bishop will go tonight vs. the Rangers. Bishop has gone 1-5-1 despite posting a 1.86 GAA and .932 SV% in his last seven games. Bishop will be tough tonight vs. a Rangers team that has won nine consecutive games.