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Lightning's post-lockout goalie leaders

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Bishop's burst

It's only early November but Ben Bishop, with 11 victories through 13 games, is at least halfway to full-season win totals for the Lightning's primary goaltenders the past few seasons. Here are his statistics thus far this season, compared to full-season stats since the 2004-05 lockout for the Lightning's primary goalies (the ones who played the most games in their respective seasons):

SeasonGoaltenderRecordGAASave pct.
2013-14Ben Bishop11-2-02.12.927
2013Anders Lindback10-10-12.90.902
2011-12Mathieu Garon23-16-42.85.901
2010-11*Dwayne Roloson18-12-42.56.912
2009-10Antero Niitymaki21-18-52.87.909
2008-09Mike Smith14-18-92.62.916
2007-08Johan Holmqvist20-16-63.01.890
2006-07*Johan Holmqvist27-15-32.85.893
2005-06*John Grahame29-22-13.06.889

* Team went to playoffs; those stats not included

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