Perhaps the best thing to come out of Craig Anderson’s hand injury and the letdown from Alex Auld was that Bryan Murray was enticed to deal for giant Ben Bishop. He was brought in to make a few starts down the stretch until Anderson recovered and could resume his starting role.
In his brief stint in Ottawa, Bishop proved to be a solid backup who could shoulder the load if called upon. Bishop was acquired as a stop-gap measure and filled that role so well that he was given a fresh one year, one way contract that puts him in line to inherit the backup job next season, although he will battle with Robin Lehner for the job.
Bishop really wasn’t around long enough to really show any downfalls.
Bishop appeared in 10 games for the Senators down the stretch, compiling a 3-3-2 record with a reapectable 2.48 GAA and .909 SP.
Although he was only on the roster for a month, Bishop had a decent impact on the stretch run to the playoffs and earned himself an encore. My grade for Ben Bishop: