Ben Bishop leaves game after taking stick through mask


Ben Bishop left the Tampa Bay Lightning’s game against the San Jose Sharks after catching a stick through/under his mask in a scary, unlucky moment.

He hasn’t returned to the game; PHT will provide more information if made available.

You can watch video of that frightening accident above.¬†Stephanie “My Regular Face” also provides a couple angles of the moment in GIF form.

It’s a pretty rare problem, although we’ve seen something similar in 2015-16, as Marc-Andre Fleury was bloodied by a stick that somehow found its way into his mask. Fleury was OK, so here’s hoping that Bishop dodges a bullet, too.