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Bishop on replacing Anderson

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 4:27 PM ET
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog
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A focal point of discussions this season has surrounded the impressive depth of this team. No position may be deeper, however, than goaltender.

Craig Anderson has put up Vezina calibre numbers from the outset of the season. Ben Bishop is one of the most talented back-ups in the league. Robin Lehner is one of the top goaltending prospects in hockey, if not the most highly rated.

With Anderson now out for the immediate future with an ankle injury, the Sens will be forced to rely on his other talented battery mates. Here is what Bishop had to say on taking over the job for the time being.

On starting:

"I was lucky enough to have the same type of experience last year. Andy went down and I got to play seven games in a row, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity again. It's nice to have the experience this time."

On the team picking up the slack:

"When one guy has gone down another guy has stepped up. I don't think that's going to stop."

On playing division rivals:

"I got to play Toronto and Montreal last year and both of those are big rivals, last year we played Toronto here. It was a lot of fun. They're big games. You don't look too much into the rivalry you just look at it as another game that obviously have a lot more excitement in the crowd."

On replacing Craig Anderson:

"You just have to go out there and play your game. Obviously you watch Craig and pick up some things. He's the best goalie in the league right now so you try to watch and pick up some things from him. You don't try to be like him at all, you have to do your own thing and just go and play."

On what has changed from his first start of the season:

"The Tampa game they were scoring on screened shots, rebounds and empty netters, you can't do much about that. I don't think it was a bad start at all. I'm just happy to keep playing the way I've been playing."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
2 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
3 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
4 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
5 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
6 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
7 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
8 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 53 11 48 7 59
B. Ryan 52 19 26 -1 45
M. Hoffman 49 23 18 6 41
M. Stone 51 14 24 -13 38
M. Zibanejad 52 11 21 -2 32
K. Turris 47 13 17 -10 30
J. Pageau 53 12 8 3 20
Z. Smith 52 10 5 5 15
C. Ceci 46 5 10 -3 15
C. Lazar 48 5 9 0 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 21 17 4 .913 2.91
A. Hammond 3 5 2 .900 3.10