The Tampa Bay Lightning struggled mightily without Ben Bishop in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs, so any time he gets bumped, there’s reason to worry.
He seems OK after Tomas Tatar fell on him in the first period of Game 5 between the Lightning and Detroit Red Wings:
It looks like Jason Garrison hit Tatar into Bishop. Either way, there was no penalty on the play, which didn’t exactly delight that Tampa Bay crowd.
Again, Bishop finished up the first period, so it looks like he’s OK … but players also are known to fight through pain in the postseason, so we’ll need to wait and see. Some will argue that Detroit’s crease-crashing really paid off late in the first period, as Justin Abdelkader screened Bishop on the 1-0 goal.