Ben Bishop is expected to make his Ottawa debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight after the Senators recalled him
Bishop has never faced the Bolts in his career.
March 5, 2012, 7:43 p.m
Good luck to Ben! I'm going to set the DVR to record the Ottawa-Tampa Bay game since I'll be at the Scottrade.
I wonder if Rick Wamsley being the goalie coach had anything to do with Bishop being traded there? It definitely has to make the big guy a little for comfortable.
I would think that is a huge reason he was traded. A bit disappointed they traded a 2nd, but as it looks now, Bishop is basically a shoe-in for the NHL based on his size and positioning, while the Sens pick is closer to the 25-30% level. If he continues his performance, Anderson/Bishop might be used similarly to the Halak/Elliott tandem. Anderson has been ridiculously overworked this year anyways.
Can't get over how big he is in nets, 2-0 .926 save percentage.