What a week for Ben Bishop. Three straight shutouts put himself into the Dallas Stars history books. Bishop has now played 204:20 without allowing a goal which is the second longest streak in team history. He’s less than one period away from passing Ed Belfour’s franchise mark of 219:26, set in the year 2000.
Facing 94 shots over his last three games Bishop’s stopped them all, facing shots from all over the place including 35 shots from the slot and 23 from the inner slot.
What’s really impressive about Bishop’s streak is that he’s averaged an actual to expected goals against of -2.86, meaning he’s saved an extra 2.86 goals against throughout the three games. Seeing as two out of three of those games were 2-0 and 1-0 scores, he’s essentially carried his team to those victories.
Bishop now leads the league in save percentage and is top-5 in all three of our key goaltending categories. He’s benefited from playing behind a very stingy Dallas defense who’s allowed the second-fewest inner slot shots and third-fewest scoring chances this year.
Credit where credit’s due though, Bishop has been amazing over his last three games and if the Stars are able to surpass the Blues for the third spot in the Central Division, it’ll be on the back on Ben Bishop’s stellar play.
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