Tampa Bay Lightning Goalie Gets Carried Off Ice During Eastern Conference Finals

Photo Courtesy of lockerdome.com

Photo Courtesy of lockerdome.com

During game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, the 6 foot 7 Tampa Bay Lightning goalie, Ben Bishop, was carried off the ice on a stretcher, according to cbssports.com.

Ben Bishop went behind his net to play the puck, but the Penguins swarmed him. As Penguins left winger Patric Hornqvist skated around the net to put the Penguins ahead, Bishop stretched out to try to stop the shot with his pad. He lost balance on his left leg, and he fell to the ground, injuring his leg.

After the game, X-rays and MRI’s did not show fractures for Bishop.

Lightning brought in 21 year old backup goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, who had blood clot issues himself in the off season. He appeared in 24 games in the 2015-2016 season, which he posted an 11-10-0 record, allowing 2.76 goals against. Vasilevskiy wasn’t ready and dressed when Ben Bishop came off the ice. He had to hurry and stretch so he could play the rest of the game, reported ccnsports.com.

Vasilevskiy and the rest of the Tampa Bay Lightning players finished the game with a 3 to 1 win over the Penguins in game 1.