Latest Ben Bishop News

Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart, Lindsay at NHL Awards

Jun. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss...

The Latest: Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov wins Hart Trophy

Jun. 19, 2019 10:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP...

Fresh teams pave way for new breakout stars in NHL playoffs

May. 13, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

When Rod Brind'Amour watched pregame shows during the regular season, he didn't think much thought was put into analyzing his Carolina Hurricanes. "They'd look at the stat sheet and they'll say: 'Oh, Sebastian Aho is a good player. Watch for him,'" Brind'Amour said recently. Now that the Hurricanes are in the...

Blues rookie Thomas playing above his age in playoff run

May. 9, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — He is the youngest player on either roster in the Western Conference finals, but Blues rookie Robert Thomas is playing well beyond his age. Thomas, who won't turn 20 until July 2, showed off the offensive skill and speed against Dallas that led St. Louis to make him the 20th overall pick...

Goalie Binnington a steady rookie rock as Blues advance

May. 8, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington still doesn't look nervous. Sure, the standout rookie goalie for the St. Louis Blues admitted he got a little tired late in the double-overtime win over Dallas in Game 7. But he said he is ready to keep his strong play going as St. Louis advanced the Western Conference...

Dallas Stars in good place despite season finish

May. 8, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Goaltender Ben Bishop talked somberly about the end of the season. Defenseman John Klingberg described his emotions as pretty empty. After a double-overtime loss in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals, it was hard for the Dallas Stars to reflect on just how far they had come in coach...

Maroon's OT goal lifts Blues past Stars in Game 7

May. 8, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Pat Maroon always imagined becoming a hometown hero. The 31-year-old St. Louis native got to live out that fantasy Tuesday night. Maroon scored 5:50 into the second overtime, Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues outlasted the Dallas Stars 2-1 in Game 7 of their Western...

Blues, Stars meet again in Game 7 for spot in West finals

May. 7, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

The Blues and Stars are set for Game 7 in a second-round series again, three years after St. Louis dominated a winner-take-all matchup in Dallas for a spot in the Western Conference finals. Deja vu or ancient history? Maybe a little of both for Alex Pietrangelo and company, who won 6-1 after going up 3-0 in the...

Blues force Game 7 with 4-1 win over Stars, stunned Bishop

May. 5, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Colton Parayko was shooting to score for the St. Louis Blues, and delivered a stunning blow to the Dallas Stars even without getting the puck in the net. Parayko's hard shot from the slot hit Ben Bishop's left shoulder, knocking the goalie onto his back and deflecting the puck to deep in the...

Blues still desperate and trailing Stars going into Game 6

May. 4, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

The St. Louis Blues have been playing desperate hockey all of 2019 — since being in last place at the start of January and making an incredible comeback to make the playoffs. Now they are trailing in the postseason for the first time, down 3-2 in their second-round series against the Dallas Stars, and have...