Ben Bishop injured in game vs. Senators
Lightning star goaltender Ben Bishop, who has been talked about in terms of a potential league MVP, left Thursday's game with the Senators 1:49 into the first period after he was inadvertently kneed in the back of the head by teammate Nikita Kucherov.
You can watch the play here.
Bishop (26-7-4), who entered the game fourth in the league with a 1.99 goals-against average and second with a .933 save percentage, dove to his left to try to knock a puck away from Ottawa's Mike Zibanejad.
Bishop got to the puck with his stick, but Kucherov, who was trailing the play could not jump over Bishop and caught Bishop with a knee in the back of the head. Play continued with Bishop down and Ottawa defenseman Mike Methot scored for a 1-0 lead.
Bishop stayed down for several minutes and was attended to by head athletic trainer Tommy Mulligan before leaving the ice and being replaced by Anders Lindback.
There was no immediate word on Bishop's condition other than he had an upper-body injury and was not expected to return..