BRANDONThe Lightning is two wins from hoisting the Stanley Cup and is entering a series-swinging Game 5 of the final tonight against the Blackhawks.And coach Jon Cooper insisted Friday that he had no idea who would be his starting goaltender.Goalie Ben Bishop was the only player not to practice Friday at the Ice Sports Forum, though Cooper said not to be "alarmed." Cooper said it was part of the plan to rest the 2014 Vezina Trophy (top goalie) finalist, who has been battling an undisclosed injury.The true test will come at this morning's skate, giving Tampa Bay a better indication if the starter will be Bishop, its MVP and backbone, or rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy, its goalie of the future.But Bishop, banged up or not, had not been ruled out Friday."We're going to play the guy that gives us the best chance to win the game, whoever that guy is," Cooper said. "Is that gauged on a percentage basis of how healthy is 'Bish'? I don't know if I can say that."If Ben Bishop can play a game, he's playing."Bishop appeared to suffer the injury in Saturday's Game 2, pulling himself out of the game twice in the third period. Though he started Game 3 on Monday, delivering a gutsy 36-save performance in a 3-2 victory, Bishop was unable to play in Wednesday's Game 4 in Chicago. Cooper said part of that decision was to give Bishop more time off before Game 5."This was all in the plan," he said.The Lightning believes it has a great backup in Vasilevskiy, 20, who more than held his own in his first playoff start Wednesday, when he made 17 saves in a 2-1 loss.Vasilevskiy is regarded as one of the top goalie prospects of the past 10 to 15 years, the Russian having shown poise beyond his years. And Vasilevskiy handled with ease the horde of media surrounding his locker after Friday's practice, saying in his improving English that it's "part of the job.""That's why I'm in North America, to play hockey," he said. "Last two days have been more fun than all season. That's awesome. I'm very excited."Vasilevskiy, used to playing in big games for Russia at the World Junior Championship and in the Russia-based KHL, said this has been his dream all his life. And that Vasilevskiy got experience Wednesday — his first start since March 31 — has him feeling more comfortable and confident if called upon."When you play your first game for the last two months, and in a Stanley Cup final, it's a little bit tough," Vasilevskiy said. "Overall, I feel good. I was ready for big pressure. I'm okay. My head and mentally, I've got more power. When you play, you get a good feeling, more fun. I think next game, if I will play, I will feel much better."No matter who is in net in Game 5, the Lightning is confident. Cooper calls Bishop and Vasilevskiy his "1 and 1A" goalies. The Lightning wouldn't be here without Bishop, who has garnered playoff MVP consideration for his performance, which includes two Game 7 shutouts in the playoffs. But teammates say nobody is more prepared than Vasilevskiy, who has impressed them in his 16 regular-season games and spot playoff duty."(The Lightning has) two guys that can play," said NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes, a former Lightning goaltender. "There's no panic, no worry. If Bish can go, they're happy, he's their ace. If he can't go, their young stud comes in and you can roll with him. Either way, they feel like they're covered."Bish is their lead horse, but at the same time, to have a young potential star goalie as well that's unfazed, that's 20, went in and played and played well. How comforting is that? (General manager) Steve Yzerman will sleep better; (owner Jeff Vinik) will sleep better."It could be way, way worse, with a lot of panic. And there isn't any." Times staff writer Matt Baker contributed to this report. Contact Joe Smith at email@example.com . Follow @TBTimes_JSmith .