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Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop makes a save in the first period against the Montreal...

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop makes a save in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 12, 2013. (PIERRE-PAUL POULIN/QMI Agency)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:02 PM ET

Steve Yzerman finally appears to have plugged the gaping hole between the Tampa Bay Lightning pipes courtesy of former Ottawa Senator Ben Bishop.

Thanks largely in part to Bishop's heroics, the Lightning entered play Friday in top spot in the Eastern Conference with 28 points. Unfortunately, the 6-foot-7 goaltender will have to be even that much better for at least a couple of months in the absence of star sniper Steven Stamkos, who is out with a fractured tibia.


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