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Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save against Montreal Canadiens during first period...

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save against Montreal Canadiens during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal, April 18, 2013. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

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LIGHTNING SIGN BISHOP

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed goaltender Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension Saturday.

The 6-foot-7, 214-pounder went 37-14-7 with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 63 games last season and was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie.

He ranked fourth in games played and wins, and was seventh in save percentage and goals-against average. His five shutouts were fifth in the league and were the second-most ever posted in franchise history. He set Lightning single-season records for wins, save percentage and goals-against average.

Bishop set the franchise mark for most saves in a game with 48 on Jan. 19 at the Carolina Hurricanes. His 1,625 saves were the second most in a season by a Lightning goaltender.

In 108 career NHL games with the Lightning, Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues, Bishop is 55-31-11 with eight shutouts, a .920 save percentage and a 2.40 goals-against average.

DUCKS SIGN PAIR

The Anaheim Ducks signed left winger Patrick Maroon to a three-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season and left winger Nick Ritchie to a three-year entry-level contract on Saturday.

Terms of the deals were not released by the team.

Maroon, 26, had 11 goals and 18 assists with a plus-11 rating and a team-leading 101 penalty minutes in 62 games last season. He set career highs in each category.

Acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers in 2010, Maroon has 13 goals and 19 assists with a plus-10 rating and 113 penalty minutes in 77 NHL games. He was originally a sixth-round draft choice of the Flyers in 2007.

Ritchie, 18, has 73 goals and 75 assists with 246 penalty minutes in 165 games with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. The Ducks selected him with the No. 10 overall draft pick this year.

 


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