Ben Bishop was outstanding for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round. It’s early in Game 1, but he also looks sharp against the New York Rangers.
The pace has been pretty quick even if the chances haven’t been all that frequent. Bishop had to be very sharp on this chance, however, as a nice (and maybe slightly fortunate) bounce set up Derek Stepan for this partial breakaway:
Will Bishop be able to match Henrik Lundqvist all series long? That’s easier said than done, but Bishop’s off to a good start.
Update: The Rangers were spurned by Bishop, the posts and even Nikita Kucherov in the first period, which ended 0-0.
As you can see, it’s been one-sided so far:
Again, some luck has been involved for Tampa Bay: