BUFFALO - When Ben Bishop posted a 45-save shutout in his Tampa Bay Lightning debut Thursday, it surprised no one in the Senators room.
Well, except for maybe his good buddy Zack Smith.
“Really? A shutout? I honestly didn’t even know they played (Thursday) night,” Smith said after Friday’s morning skate. “I don’t follow it closely.”
Many players don’t, and who could blame them, especially during this tightly-packed schedule. Craig Anderson did notice, however, and he texted with Bishop after the game.