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Bishop on "The Save"

Friday, 29.03.2013 / 3:11 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog



You know a goaltender has done something spectacular to get 20,000 people chanting their name. On Thursday night, Ben Bishop gave us an idea of just how you go about getting that done.

With Bishop tied up, down and out in his crease, Ryan McDonagh walked in from the top of the circle with nothing but net to aim at. Bishop, however, collected himself and pulled off one of the saves of the year, diving across the net to eliminate the opening with a great save and preserve the lead.

Take a look...

Here's what Bishop had to say about the save which has been making the rounds online...

"It was just one of those desperation plays where you're not really thinking, you just try to get over there. I knew he had a little bit of the short side and then at the last second tried to get over there and get a piece of it... sometimes you're going to get it, sometimes you're not."

"That was one of the more memorable ones. Any time you're diving across it's fun."

If we were to keep the tape rolling on the above clip we'd see that just a matter of moments later, Zibanejad, Silfverberg and Latendresse break out on a 3-on-2 and score the clinching goal. The peskiest part of the Pesky Sens has been their ability to put themselves in winnable situations all season long.

With one great diving stop yesterday, Ben Bishop proved one great save can make all the difference. Great goaltending has kept the Sens rolling all season long, and it appears that things are going to stay that way.


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STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
3 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
4 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
5 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
6 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
7 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
8 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 82 20 54 -15 74
J. Spezza 75 23 43 -26 66
K. Turris 82 26 32 22 58
C. MacArthur 79 24 31 12 55
B. Ryan 70 23 25 7 48
A. Hemsky 75 13 30 -15 43
M. Michalek 82 17 22 -25 39
M. Zibanejad 69 16 17 -15 33
M. Methot 75 6 17 0 23
P. Wiercioch 53 4 19 -1 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 25 16 8 .911 3.00
R. Lehner 12 15 6 .913 3.06
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